Join Date: Mar 2013
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I resisted buying E&O for a while, then I did some digging
and realized having E&O was the most important requirement to becoming a licensed home inspector in my state, then I realized that all those (included) inspections with grass cuts and initial secures, re-secures etc. are technically for fee inspections. POOF! now you're a master home inspector. Last week i couldn't even spell Master Home Inspector, now I are one.
Through doing preservation and and even more so. REO work I have developed good relationships with many local brokers, ready made customer base, and referral base.
So that overly burdensome requirement meant to box me in to the preservation companies, and shoulder their liability, actually freed me from having to deal with them, and in fact has made it a conflict of interest in many cases and even illegal in some cases. Funny how things work out sometimes. All those crappy free inspections, and over the top requirements can actually pay off if you use them to your advantage.
Just one more step on the way to telling them NO.