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    Ken

    I hate to keep getting into this but once again I must.

    Now the man made 180000 in his pocket.

    He is the one that grossed 300,000.

    You paid him 60% I don't know why you say that operating costs are 40% of the gross for an individual. That is an insane figure. If that were the case then you folks are not making anything at all from this man and he is throwing 120000 away every year for the grand thank you to work for you folks. Just out of the kindness of his heart.

    And you call that being paid fairly. From what it sounds like to be his is rounding up most of his own work. If in fact that is a fact the true fact is that it would not cost him any more than 20 percent max.

    At 40% operating costs you are saying it cost me 40,000 for every hundred thousand I would make. Or 20% for me to get 50,000 worth of work. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOt in the slightest. Try about half of that MAX.

    If someone told me that I had to hand them 20,000 right now so I could make 50,000 before Dec 31, I think you know what I would tell them.

    An inspector here use to work for Land America about 5 years ago for 6 months. He got most of his own work and had to pay them (the other way actually) or should I say they took 40% or more to basically pay his insurance and medical. He still had to solicit most of his own work.

    That may be for some but honestly I think to work that hard doing that many inspections and at the same time round up most of my own work to get my insurance and medical somewhat paid for and still be liable as an inspector (you really don't think they are not going after him as well)....I just don't see it.

    Its a mind set and my mind set says sit right here 40% of the time and I keep the other 60% for me anyway instead of handing someone else 40% of what I worked for.

    Again, there are a tremendous amount of mindsets in life and it is for the individual to choose which mind set to live by.

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    Do we know if this inspector did all the work himself, did he have a helper, a couple other inspectors working for him, or sub some of the other, radon, termite inspections, and mold work out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Harris View Post
    Do we know if this inspector did all the work himself, did he have a helper, a couple other inspectors working for him, or sub some of the other, radon, termite inspections, and mold work out?

    He said he grossed 300,000 The termite was done by someone else. He said the man took home 180,000. No matter who did what he took home 180,000 that is the dilemma.

    I do not personally care but in my worse year in say 20 years someone else is going out and getting 300,000 dollars worth of work for someone else to reap heavy profits from and still brings home 180,000 plus his EO and medical is paid for and any office over head and and and and.

    Do I believe it. Sure! Why not, anything is possible. I just rather doubt it. No harm no foul to the messenger.

    If someone is out there that good he should be the one getting paid handsomely for his knowledge and I do not me busting his hump marketing and rounding up all this work and then doing all these 2 to 3 inspections a day 5 to 6 days a week and imagine that, he still has time to eat and sleep. I will pay him a serious amount of money to hang with him for a month and learn. Darn, I will even help him do all his work. Then I will slap him in the head and tell him where and what he should be doing and snap him out of the fog he is in.


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    Ted,

    You must have missed my previous post where I stated that if he didn't work for us he probably wouldn't be able to make the money he's making now.

    For example, I terminated a 350 inspection/yr guy in 2008. He started his own independent company. We ended up retaining all of the agents who used to refer him and, as a company in MN, did more inspections the following year without him.

    From what I've seen the clients and referring agents tend to stay with the company rather than the inspector. The whole package we can offer as a national company is much better than most independent inspectors can offer.

    Also, as far as I know, he's doing his own termite and radon.

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    My suggestion is this: everyone should simply bow out of this thread gracefully and let KR's face be saved as his infomercial comes to an end.


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    But, before I take my long overdue leave, this just in from Mike Holt's site showing just how a nationwide inspection company can "benefit" the consumers:

    Home Improvement Books Recalled



    On January 8, 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), in cooperation with publisher Oxmoor House, announced a home improvement book recall. Nearly a million home improvement books, including books put out under the Lowe’s label, have been recalled due to faulty wiring instructions and technical diagram errors that could cause people to incorrectly install or repair electrical wiring. If the instructions are followed, it could lead to electrical shocks or fires.
    The books, sold at home improvement stores nationwide, include Lowe’s Complete Home Improvement and Repair and Lowe’s Complete Home Wiring. Some of the books have been used by consumers for years, dating back as far as 1975, while others were published last year.
    Although no injuries have been reported in connection with the books, the CPSC warns that consumers should immediately stop using the books and contact Oxmoor House to request a full refund.
    Nine home improvement titles are being recalled, which the CPSC estimates affects 951,000 books. The home improvement book recall includes the following titles:
    AmeriSpec Home Repair Handbook, published January 2006.
    Lowe’s Complete Home Improvement and Repair, published September 2005 and December 1999.
    Lowe’s Complete Home Wiring, published May 2008.


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    Quote Originally Posted by A.D. Miller View Post
    AmeriSpec Home Repair Handbook, published January 2006.
    AmeriSpec inspectors are independent inspectors who have purchased a franchise. They are not employed by a national company. Thanks for pointing out the inadequacies of independent inspectors.

    But, if our employees did distribute that book, the company would be liable. If an independent inspector distributed that book, the inspector themselves would be liable.

    Last edited by Ken Rowe; 01-16-2010 at 12:07 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Rowe View Post
    That's pretty funny. Unlike independent inspectors, those who work for national companies generally are required to participate in continuing eduction, required to have criminal background checks, required to maintain certifications and licensing and generally have better liability, and E&O insurance. The also provide better customer support for scheduling and after care.

    Just because we work for national companies doesn't mean we're inexperienced. My 3 in Minnesota have 10,000 home inspections between them. The lowest with 2,000. Two of them also have 1,000 inspection in Arizona. I'm in the process of hiring two more. One with 6,000 and the other with 1,000.

    It's the independant inspectors which the public needs to watch out for. The felons. Those with no insurance. Those ASHI candidates and Nachi certified inspectors with less that 200 inspections under their belts who seem to be all over the place.
    so since i dont have 200 inspections i dont try to take pride in my work and do the most through inspction i can?


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    Pulling up a thread almost a year old to get pissed? You have way too much time on your hands. :-)


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    Quote Originally Posted by billy claggett View Post
    so since i dont have 200 inspections i dont try to take pride in my work and do the most through inspction i can?
    You are absolutely correct. All home inspectors who have completed less than 200 home inspections in their lifetime will always do just as good of a job as the inspectors that have done thousands of inspections.

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