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Is Inspection Guru Barry Stone Behind the Times?

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Is Inspection Guru Barry Stone Behind the Times?
[#52] Posted: 11/10/2010 - 03:34:51 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Inspectorjoe



So I assume you'd go all apoplectic if an out-of-work acquaintance asked if he could use you as a reference?



Well, there's subtleties in the asking.

If someone asked me that way, I'd figure:

*No one is making a declaration that's not true.
*No service is proffered or withdrawn; it's neutral territory.
*They're asking my permission, which is a form of respect.

When realtors do it, the implication lacks any of those listed qualities.


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[#53] Posted: 11/10/2010 - 03:39:49 AM
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Quote: Originally posted by Jim Katen

Yeah, being used is so degrading. Someone really ought to clue in these realtors about how offensive it is:
http://www.isellaustinhouses.c...realtor/
http://www.facebook.com/note.p...52555014
http://www.yourhomeismybusines...657.html

They just don't have a clue.
But, damn! Look, even the NAR is insulting its own members:
http://www.realtor.org/home_bu.../why_use






One might conclude the organization lacks self awareness and incapable of approaching the world in a respectful manner.

Which is kinda how I think of the NAR.



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[#54] Posted: 11/27/2010 - 11:37:19 AM
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I think Barry Stone should respond with this info:

1. That this new inspector should get properly educated in home construction and maintenance;
2. Learn what the home inspection standards are (learn the ASHI and/or NAHI standards);
3. Any time you can learn something, such as a free or inexpensive webinar, participate, or a home-related article, read it;
4. Do your best to be honest to all parties involved.

Becoming a good home inspector is more than simply reading a book and asking Realtors to refer you. Becoming a good home inspector is a life-long study that is mostly done by proper education on home-related topics and through on-site inspections. I don't think Barry Stone mentions any of this in his reply, yet should have.

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