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Old 5/4/18, 1:20 PM
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Default Letter to combat real estate agents who ask inspectors for referral fees.

PRESS RELEASE: InterNACHI(R) General Counsel Helps Members Combat REA Requests for Referral Fees - InterNACHI
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Old 5/4/18, 1:51 PM
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Default Re: Letter to combat real estate agents who ask inspectors for referral fees.

Thanks for this Nick. I have several Agencies that want me to pay to be part of a referral program. The letter has some typos in it, that should be corrected. On the 4th Paragraph, short sighted is mis-spelled.
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Old 5/4/18, 1:52 PM
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Default Re: Letter to combat real estate agents who ask inspectors for referral fees.

Good one thanks NACHI .
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Old 5/4/18, 3:34 PM
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Default Re: Letter to combat real estate agents who ask inspectors for referral fees.

I've only been asked to pay to play once.

I declined.

They hire me multiple times anyway.

But this will be nice just in case.
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Old 5/4/18, 9:06 PM
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Default Re: Letter to combat real estate agents who ask inspectors for referral fees.

Great letter.
But I am curious. Does anyone know if any real estate agent, broker, office, has been successfully sued on the very fact they only referred one home inspector?
And has any real estate agent, broker, office successfully defended themselves against a lawsuit because they referred three home inspectors?

Just wondering.
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Old 5/5/18, 8:16 AM
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Default Re: Letter to combat real estate agents who ask inspectors for referral fees.

I seen some Realtors settle when they referred only one inspector who missed major defects. But the inspectors were not certified according to my state. It is called a neglectant referral. The real estate agent has a fiduciary duty to her client, so it hard to argue that referring an inspector who does not belong to NACHI or ASHI is doing the right thing for her client.



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