You can tell a lot about a business by what they charge for their service or product.
What they are conveying is they are new to the business and inexperienced. But most importantly they are telling you that they don’t have the confidence in themselves to charge even close what their competitors charge.
You need to ask yourself:
Do you want to hire someone who isn't confident in their service? Are you willing to trust such an inspector with a $200,000 purchase?
To avoid getting caught in the price trap you need to change your thinking. By paying a little more for an experienced and confident inspector will be money well spent. As Benjamin Franklin said. “The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of a low price is forgotten" .
Bargain shoppers are everywhere. Lets face it, we all what to get the best price on a product or service. The best price isn’t always the lowest price as is the case when shopping for a home inspector.
Allow me to explain. As you are calling around for a home inspector you will probably find a wide range of prices.
For a typical home you may find the average inspection price at $400.00. Then you call another company which quotes $250.00. The bargain shopper thinks they just hit the jackpot. Most will stop calling and choose that inspector. But, lets take a closer look and why there is such a price difference.
Not all inspectors inspect the same things
First, I must tell you that Colorado does not license home inspectors. Therefore, the inspector you hire today may have been a pizza delivery person yesterday. Don’t get me wrong, I like pizza and really appreciate the delivery. However, I don’t think he would be a wise choice to inspect my home. Just because he may call himself a home inspector doesn’t qualify him for the job. These inspectors are usually part-time or just starting their business. They are caught in the price trap because they think they can lure customers by their low price.