The mail just keeps coming. Soliciting business by snail mail is a tried and true method, even if the take rate is pretty low.
I recently received a mail solicitation from a home inspection company (name withheld), touting their unique business concept for conducting a home inspection. They inspect homes using a team of inspectors.
The literature didn't say how many. Whether it was two or three or ten, it didn't really specify. Looking at their website didn't provide any additional information.
I'm guessing it was closer to two because they did say that they can conduct inspections in half the time of a traditional home inspection.
I've never felt that cutting the time of home inspections in half was high on my buyer's list of what a home inspector should be doing.
As an agent, I've been to a lot of home inspections but never one where there was more than one inspector working. On occassion, an inspector would bring an apprentice, but they were never off in different parts of the house doing their own thing.
A second benefit somewhat alluded to in the letter, was that their inspectors have expertise in different areas of home inspection. I guess this makes sense, but the home inspectors I've always recommended have always been able to inspect the entire home. I know there are specialists in many areas like mold, septic, termite, etc., but I don't think they were talking about them when referring to team inspections.
Is there really a benefit to using a home inspection company that operates in teams, or is it just a marketing niche and a way to try to break out of the pack from your competition?
Richard Iarossi, REALTOR®
Long and Foster® Real Estate, Inc.
Crofton, MD 21114
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