Why do some home inspections take seemingly all day. Neither my clients or I really have that amount of time to attend a home inspection. Quite frankly, my clients have tuned the inspector out after a few hours. What gives?
Choose better or help your clients choose better. Some home inspectors pride themselves on looking for every minor thing and for explaining all the maintenance to the home buyer. Lots of this makes very little sense because there is a considerable diminishing rate of return for the time put in. This is why more and more professionals follow a protocol that targets the discovery of the more significant things and suggest a budget for the more minor items. Most communication experts explain that people tend to forget 50% of what they have heard instantly so that verbalizing maintenance that won’t be put into play for months later makes very little sense. This is also why some of the best home inspectors provide written maintenance for future usage.
It is always a good idea to impress these facts upon home buyers so they can ask cogent questions of any prospective home inspector.