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    Default Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Dear home inspectors,

    As you may know, the Ministry of Consumer Services is consulting on home inspector qualifications. The ministry has assembled an expert panel and hired SEG Management Consultants Inc. to facilitate meetings and draft the panel’s report of findings and recommendations to submit to the government . The ministry will share the expert panel’s report for public comment and will email survey respondents a copy of the report for review and comment.

    To support the work of the expert panel, SEG Management Consultants Inc. has been contracted to collect and study data on the home inspection industry. The purpose is to assemble better information and profile of home inspectors and the home inspection industry in Ontario.

    The following survey is being sent to a list of home inspectors that was complied with assistance of industry associations and business in Ontario. The survey is intended for all full-time, part-time, and dormant inspectors.

    Please complete the survey by November 4, 2013. We strongly encourage you to complete the survey. The results of this survey will provide important information about the industry and will assist the expert panel and government to develop an approach to home inspector qualifications that meets the needs of both consumers and the industry.

    All participants of this survey will receive a report on the home inspection industry. Only aggregate, non-identifying information will be included in the report.

    Please follow this link to the survey:
    https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?...Zf_2bo0Q_3d_3d

    Sincerely,

    Mary Tate

    Vice-President
    SEG Management Consultants Inc.

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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    The survey was very short and a lot more questions could have been asked to give a better insight of the profession. Makes me wonder just how well MCS/SEG understands the industry based solely on the questions.

    However without open review of what the panel is informing or providing the MCS we can only guess what is being stated as factual.


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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Ministry of Consumer Services seeking industry input on home inspections

    RECO is distributing the following message to registrants on behalf of the Ministry of Consumer Services.

    As you may know, the Ministry of Consumer Services is consulting on home inspector qualifications. The Ministry has assembled a panel and hired SEG Management Consultants Inc. to facilitate meetings and draft the panel's report of findings and recommendations to submit to the government. The Ministry will share the expert panel's report for public comment.


    To support the work of the panel, SEG Management Consultants Inc. has been contracted to collect and study data on the home inspection industry. The purpose is to assemble better information on the home inspection industry in Ontario.


    The survey is designed to gather information from real estate professionals on home inspections.

    Your contribution to the report on this industry will be very valuable. The survey will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

    Ministry survey on home inspections


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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Here's a few "unofficial" points based on preliminary reports from the SEG/MCS survey (quick facts of raw data) for Ontario Home Inspectors
    •743 responses received (estimated/approximately 50% response rate from H.I.)
    •geographically 30% of the responses from the Toronto area
    •65% of the respondents indicated they perform H.I. full-time
    •11% response from franchised inspectors
    •85% sole proprietors
    •93% responded that H.I. was not their first career
    •79% responded they carried E&O coverage
    •pre-listing inspection 0%
    •there’s a wide variation on the typical number of inspections performed per year - one indicating as high as 900
    As noted - unofficial - the final report will likely be released publicly in the next month.


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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Thanks Claude.

    •743 responses received (estimated/approximately 50% response rate from H.I.)
    •geographically 30% of the responses from the Toronto area

    Disappointing results in my view. Is it safe to assume with a 50% response rate there are could be approximately 1486 inspectors in the province?





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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Oahi - 437 (RHI, Associates, Applicants) (Total of retired and students - unkown)

    Nachi - Ontario - 646

    OACHI - Unkown, but I suspect its less < 75

    CaNNachi - (affiliate of Nachi) Unkown <75

    ASHI - less than <10

    NHICC - ?

    PHPIC -?

    Total 1,243

    Dual memberships (subtract X amount)

    Last edited by Raymond Wand; 11-19-2013 at 05:41 AM.

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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Ray, if it helps ASHI has 74 members in Ontario.

    Scott Patterson, ACI
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    www.traceinspections.com

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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Scott,

    Would you happen to know if they are also members of OAHI? I know some are dual members, and some are not aligned with OAHi?

    Thanks,


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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymond Wand View Post
    Scott,

    Would you happen to know if they are also members of OAHI? I know some are dual members, and some are not aligned with OAHi?

    Thanks,
    That I do not know, and really I do not know of an easy way to figure it out

    Scott Patterson, ACI
    Spring Hill, TN
    www.traceinspections.com

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    Default Re: Ontario MCS/SEG Home Inspection Survey

    Me either. I guess its somewhat moot under the circumstances.

    Thanks Scott.


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