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  1. #1
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  2. #2
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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    So are you going to take advantage of the bundle package? Maybe have him inspect one home per week?

    "It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man". - Jack Handey

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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    Creative idea, not bad.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    "
    So are you going to take advantage of the bundle package? Maybe have him inspect one home per week?"

    A friend of mine wanted to buy a rental home but did not know what to look for.
    I went with him on 4 houses, in one afternoon.
    I think I charged $400-450, don't remember.

    ' correct a wise man and you gain a friend... correct a fool and he'll bloody your nose'.

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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    For starters, the "financial analysis" portion is going to run head-on into the IL SOP, which in effect prohibits HIs from advising on financial aspects of a RE transaction.

    Michael Thomas
    Paragon Property Services Inc., Chicago IL
    http://paragoninspects.com

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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    In looking over his Bio, he was a financial analyst prior to becoming a home inspector 4 months ago in Dec 2010. Another victim of right sizing thinking that the home inspection field is a gold mine.

    What he looses on a single inspection, he makes up in volume. Loosing more each inspection.

    His sample report has only about a jillion fields which say not present or not inspected. He has more disclaimers than he has report.

    "The Code is not a peak to reach but a foundation to build from."

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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    The report verbiage is a riot.......

    "COOLING LIMITATIONS: "The temperature was below 65 degrees within the past 24 hours. IN my opinion, I may damage the unit if I operate it. I am not operating this unit. I cannnot be responsible for any defects I cannot inspect."
    AGE OF COOLING SYSTEM: "The unit is in it's first quarter of it's expected life span".

    "Water damage on the laminate floors......In my opinion, this is due to beverage spills or pet accidents"

    ROOFING LIMITATIONS: "I inspected the roof from the ground." ... "The entire roof was free and clear for me to inspect from the ground".

    And my favorite...........
    CHIMNEY: METAL - Metal chimneys need to be inspected regularly for rust and damage. These do tend to work just fine for gas appliances".

    HA HA HA HA HA!!! This is so bad it's funny.

    "It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man". - Jack Handey

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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    That's pretty bad. The financial analysis thing might get him into more trouble than the report.

    www.aic-chicago.com
    773/844-4AIC
    "The Code is not a ceiling to reach but a floor to work up from"

  9. #9
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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    "I inspected the roof from the ground". WTF???? Would you inspect a service panel or furnace from across the room? While we're at it, why don't we just stop at the bottom of the basement steps and inspect the basement from there?

    If somebody is that terrified of climbing up on a roof, they need to find another line of work.

    "It takes a big man to cry. It takes an even bigger man to laugh at that man". - Jack Handey

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    Default Re: Sound Foundations Inc.

    Better yet, for a discounted fee how about we just do a "drive by" inspection. I promise to not go faster than 15mph, school zone speed.


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