Is Your Home Inspector a Partner or Vendor?

There’s so much more value to be gained by partnering with your home inspector than merely keeping the relationship at a vendor level.

The key to creating any mutually beneficial relationship is to truly form a partnership and ensure a win-win for all parties.

Being a valuable partner involves offering tools and services to equip our referral partners with useful information that helps them better serve homeowners.

We’re not looking to form one-off transactional relationships but, rather, build long-term partnerships that go above and beyond the act of conducting a thorough home inspection.

Providing more than just a home inspection

In order to assist our Realtor partners, we bring several added benefits to the relationship to help make their jobs easier.

For one, we provide a Repair Request List via our software program that enables a Realtor to easily add personalized notes and create a pdf that details repairs to be made to a particular property. They can then present this plan to the homeowner.

As well, all our homeowner communications are cobranded with their Realtor’s contact information to help keep our partners top-of-mind with clients. Even home maintenance inspection marketing we send out a year after the initial home inspection has been carried out is cobranded with the Realtor’s information.

We provide comfort to our partners by always ensuring our home inspectors are both professional in appearance and knowledgeable. Our inspectors arrive at every home wearing a uniform and driving a branded vehicle. And they educate every homeowner on the particular property, not just its deficiencies. That’s because our inspectors undergo rigorous training well above industry standards, including technical, business and field training. This professionalism helps further enhance the image of our referral partners in their clients’ eyes.

As a true partner, we also go above and beyond to protect our referral partners and homeowners. For one, we provide a Realtor Liability Insurance rider, which supports a referring Realtor should they be named in a lawsuit for a property we inspected.

We also provide a Warranty and Client Protection Program to safeguard against surprises that show up when a homeowner takes possession of their new property that weren’t evident at the time of inspection. When selling a home, people often try to cover up issues like mould by cleaning affected areas so that no warning signs are evident. But, as we know, mould will quickly reappear if the root cause isn’t addressed.

As a partner, we’re here for you well after we’ve conducted a home inspection for your client. Have questions about partnering with your local A Buyer’s Choice Home Inspections? Contact us today to learn more! www.abuyerschoice.com/partners

 

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