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Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/12/17, 7:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,026
Re: 90 day warranty services

Consumers are getting smarter and realizing these 90 Day Widget Warranties and other so called warranties have no real value as opposed to having to surrender their private information to get them. ...
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 12/12/17, 8:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Re: Porch & GoSmith

Sums it up completely!

What is actually unintelligible are all these Inspectors that sign up for the "Free" services or 90 Day Widgets and don't bother to read or comprehend what they are agreeing...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/11/17, 11:07 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,245
Re: PORCH (formerly ISN) is going too far

Did not know where you were until I looked at your site. Your BB profile does not state your location.

In any case I looked at your sample report and do you realize it is SO FAR OUT of compliance...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/11/17, 8:43 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 2,066
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/11/17, 8:20 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,245
Re: PORCH (formerly ISN) is going too far

Is there a reason that the Porch marketing agreement can not be placed AFTER the Inspector's contract is signed? The client can be given a message to continue to a Porch sign in if they want or just...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/11/17, 1:01 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,245
Re: PORCH (formerly ISN) is going too far

From the OP's original post.



The OP appears to have lost the client because it was forced on them before they could even get to the OP's contract. Also the system is an "Opt Out" and not an...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/10/17, 4:10 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,245
Re: PORCH (formerly ISN) is going too far

By not stating specifically who the information will be sold/resold to, and pluralizing and generalizing all others, then it can make its way around the world if they so choose to keep...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/10/17, 4:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 401
Re: List of who in the inspection industry sells consumer data.

The wording is pluralized so one can only expect that if it was used to build the home, is in the home when the buyer moves in, whatever the buyer themselves move in, and whatever services are used...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/10/17, 3:54 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,245
Re: PORCH (formerly ISN) is going too far

Although a very noble action this type of action no longer occurs today. In this instance there are plenty of Inspectors still addicted to all of the kickbacks and payouts of selling their clients'...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/10/17, 10:34 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,245
Re: PORCH (formerly ISN) is going too far

Consumers have become more aware of the lack of value in Warranty Widgets and gimmicks as opposed to their privacy. Also with the huge influx of robocalls and other annoying marketing calls...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/9/17, 6:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 110
Re: what force has to be considered in pre engineered wood that we would normally ign

The Dark Side! :D

Care to be more specific?

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Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/7/17, 7:18 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Re: Pillar to Post franchise refunded our money. They don't want us at their convent

Good idea and I can agree with that! At that time they can also totally revamp their contract system to prevent the current NFL debacle from occurring again.
Forum: Structural Inspections 12/7/17, 6:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Re: Post Tension Pockets open and under water (new construction)

Best practice was not to allow that to occur in the first place. Now it will be up to the foundation company to determine best how to properly clean the pockets before sealing them. During the...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/7/17, 7:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Re: Pillar to Post franchise refunded our money. They don't want us at their convent

Given the current events in the NFL I would have to disagree! :roll:
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 12/7/17, 7:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 277
Re: New - No Experience?

Where are you located as useful answers will be specific to your location.
Forum: Structural Inspections 12/7/17, 7:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Re: Post Tension Pockets open and under water (new construction)

Post Tension Cable (PTC) reinforced slabs are very common in residential construction, especially here where the vast majority are PTC reinforced. Rain and mud can harm those cables. The longer...
Forum: Structural Inspections 12/5/17, 3:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 276
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/4/17, 8:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 964
Re: Pillar to Post franchise refunded our money. They don't want us at their convent

Did you let them down easy? :D

I see that approximately 75% of the Texas franchise Inspectors have been in business not much more than 2 years. Not a lot of seasoned/veteran Inspectors in their...
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 12/4/17, 8:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Re: Extreme TREC penalty

What many Inspectors fail to realize is that what they put on paper is what will get them in trouble or save them and the client. I've seen a lot of these on site reports and very, very few are not...
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 12/4/17, 8:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Re: Sunset

The media will just twist it around to fit their own agenda/view. Also they do not much care about what happens to a group of 3000 people (Inspectors) as compared to a much larger group of 100,000+...
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 12/4/17, 8:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 246
Re: New Tax Plan -Thoughts on impact for many of us?

Politicians are fear mongering to get the people riled up against the changes. The fact is some will win and some will not win. You can not make changes that make 100% of the people winners. ...
Forum: Legislation, Licensing, Ethics & Legal Issues for Inspectors 12/1/17, 7:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,476
Forum: Texas/TPREIA Home Inspectors 11/30/17, 8:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Re: AC condenser size and foam insulation

For question 1& 2 if you choose to exceed the SOP in this case be absolutely sure you can and are willing to perform the ACCA Manual J calculations.
Forum: General Inspection Discussion 11/30/17, 4:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,644
Re: New home construction phase inspections

What is "this" that you are lost on?
Forum: Miscellaneous Discussion for Inspectors 11/29/17, 7:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 626
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