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Old 11/29/12, 11:41 PM
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When did it become required to have photo's for 4-point inspections?
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Old 11/30/12, 7:06 AM
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Old 11/30/12, 2:29 PM
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3 years ago.
They used to be very vague, as well. Then the insurers caught on and started requiring more. So, now we have thorough, documented, photographed, detailed 4pt inspection reports. PLEASE charge accordingly, I do.



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Old 11/30/12, 11:49 PM
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Old 11/30/12, 11:57 PM
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Good luck with that... Here in Tampa we got guys stepping on their dicks to do em' for $60.



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Old 12/1/12, 2:08 AM
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Old 12/1/12, 6:50 AM
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Good luck with that... Here in Tampa we got guys stepping on their dicks to do em' for $60.
Seems like a painful way to make 60 bucks!
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Old 12/1/12, 12:32 PM
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Here in Flagler County you get a 4 pt. and wind mit for $100.00. Unbelievable.



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Old 12/1/12, 2:17 PM
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I do them as an add-on to a regular property inspection and get $120.00 (already low) for them. Rarely do I get called for them as standalone. If I do, it's no less than $150.00 I have the occasional price shopper tell me they've heard of someone somewhere or another doing them for under $100.00. I immediately advise them to hire them.


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Old 12/1/12, 2:47 PM
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I do them as an add-on to a regular property inspection and get $120.00 (already low) for them. Rarely do I get called for them as standalone. If I do, it's no less than $150.00 I have the occasional price shopper tell me they've heard of someone somewhere or another doing them for under $100.00. I immediately advise them to hire them.


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So do I Bert! It is funny to hear the reaction. Usually, they ask what is different in the way I do it as opposed to the 60 dollar guy? At that point, the hook is set!
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Old 12/1/12, 4:38 PM
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Maybe the pictures are extra?

I'm going to start collecting a 'Wall of Shame' on my website. A collection of some crappy WM & 4Points my agents get from time to time. The idea being, you often get what you pay for. Just because some guy with the cheap price calls it a 4 Point, WM of the doesn't mean the underwriter will accept it.



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Old 12/1/12, 5:30 PM
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Maybe the pictures are extra?

I'm going to start collecting a 'Wall of Shame' on my website. A collection of some crappy WM & 4Points my agents get from time to time. The idea being, you often get what you pay for. Just because some guy with the cheap price calls it a 4 Point, WM of the doesn't mean the underwriter will accept it.
You mean like the 4 pts that are one page wiht six barely readable pictures and wind mits that are handwritten with unlabeled and often, non-viewable pictures?

I had one person call me and ask me to "fix" the four-point she had done. I told her it was $200.00 and that in order to fix, it would require a completely new inspection.

Wind mits are another issue altogether.

And, just to remind everyone, Citizens does not accept electronic signatures on any inspection!
But, they do accept an image of your handwritten signature! Isn't that electronically generated?
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Old 12/1/12, 6:12 PM
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i NEVER LABEL PICTURES AND NEVER WILL. iF THEY DO NOT KNOW WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT THEN OH WELL FOR THEM.

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Old 12/1/12, 7:18 PM
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I used to spend a lot of time printing the page, signing it, then scanning it to place it back into the report. Until I learned how to create the "signature image"! Wow what a time saver!


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