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Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 1/3/14, 9:32 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,994
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Is it illegal to offer realtors a 100 dollars for 4 inspection referrals?

It was emailed directly to several real estate agents I know. They passed it on to me. If this Iis an NACHI member, where are the ethics guros?
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 1/2/14, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,994
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Is it illegal to offer realtors a 100 dollars for 4 inspection referrals?

I was shown this last week. I don't know the guy. But It appears to be flat out kick back. If he's on the message board, maybe he will respond.

Free $100 Visa Giftcard For Any Realtor That Has...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 1/2/14, 9:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,994
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 10/3/13, 10:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,077
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Contract for 4 point and wind mitigation

Very true. Sometimes a quick email to the agent to clarify what their exact needs are. The last thing the agent wants to do is call the homeowner up and tell them they need another inspection after...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 10/1/13, 1:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,479
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Clips with bolts??

STRUCTURAL:
E. Structural Anchor bolts structurally connected or reinforced concrete roof.
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 9/25/13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Water Heater

Here is some comments I use regarding water heaters and when recommending a licensed tradesman.

"Water heater operated as designed at time of inspection. However, due to age (X years)and...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 9/10/13, 4:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,599
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Am I missing something

Master bedroom is not large enough for what?...The guy must know what he's talking about or the State of Florida would not of given him a license, right?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 8/29/13, 8:19 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,913
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: New design out of beta

I hate the new version. I view through my phone or android tablet. The nachi logo fills the screen. My comments on the forums and visit to the site are down because of this. It sucks to have half my...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/28/13, 8:48 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,976
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Wind Mit Referral Fee

The DPBR has already ruled that offering kickbacks is not a problem. See the link on the first post of this thread.
Conlusion: The Department stated that a licensed home inspector or licensed...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/28/13, 8:41 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,534
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Owens Corning

I have no idea Mike.

My thoughts are that they will quickly be trying develope a list of serious and capable inspectors. Maybe a little back room screening will be going on.

For those that...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/27/13, 9:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,364
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/27/13, 9:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,534
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Owens Corning

This is a smart program and I want to participate. Not because I expect to make a fortune doing these. But we cover a large area and it's filler.

More importantly, it's something I'm...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/23/13, 2:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,976
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Wind Mit Referral Fee

I had an agent call and ask if we were going to start giving incentives like DMI does. She mentioned them specifically.
I said no way. She has not called back. Oh well.

Agents and the...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/22/13, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Florida Law

I take it he walked away from the home?
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/22/13, 9:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,338
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Roof deck

Roof deck affidavits from the roofer are a waste of time. No pics, no proof.

Have the home owner open an access in the soffit. Spray foam insulation applications are usually not out past the...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/22/13, 9:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,378
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: wind mit question 2

Do not change the report. The client cannot qualify w/out documentation.
Tell the Insurance agent to put his own inspector's license number on it and mark whatever he/she wants.
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/16/13, 2:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Florida Law

The regulations regarding working on homes we perform Home Inspections on only applies to Home Inspection and those holding an HI licenses. It does not apply to wind mits etc.

It does not apply...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/13/13, 11:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,614
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Impact or safety Glass

I carry a laser pointer type of instrument. But I don't think the client's would appreciate me using the crimson trace. :mrgreen:
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/13/13, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,708
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Wind mit signature

Wind mitigation must be signed. Anyone you says otherwise is misinformed. At some point, the form is being signed by the client if the agent is submitting it.

Citizens is especially particular...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 8/1/13, 9:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,702
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: How long to save reports

I always destroyed mine after one year so that they could never be subpoena'd in a lawsuit.

Versus,

I have every report I ever did, some on paper :razz: I also have every picture I ever...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 7/29/13, 3:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,889
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: 4-point question

My advice,
Answer the questions provided. It's not a home inspection. We typicall inspect both panels.

TPR valve venting to the exterior is not a 4 point requirement. Most of the new homes we...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 7/29/13, 10:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,343
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Call Service?

Any Florida inspectors using a call service? what have been your experiences? If you do insurance inspections, How did it work with your insurance inspections?

I have a post in the members only,...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 7/13/13, 12:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,336
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: I need some verification and also a little feedback on what to do.

There is not much you can do. Give the client your findings and try to stay out of it from that point on.

If it gets into a back and forth, defer the issue to an electrician. Tell the client...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 7/2/13, 4:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,601
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Need 4 Point Help

They have never asked us for receipts. If the client has the receipt and it is set up correctly, they will use them. But in most cases, they want a clean inspection. Often they reject clients repair...
Forum: Florida Home Inspectors 7/2/13, 1:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,407
Posted By Jay C. Murray
Re: Metal studs and trusses for wind mitigation

That a very polite way of asking what wtf are you smoking?
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