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© 2016-18 Created by Tim Early

Early Home Inspection LLC 1121 Chipping Court, Virginia Beach. VA 23455   (757) 478-1280

Real Estate Agents & Referrers

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Especially For You:

          Negligent Referral Protection

          Email Marketing Via Recall

          Home Gauge "Create Request

                  List" (CRL)

          PICRA Satisfaction Management

          ARELLO & IDECC CEU's

          EHI E&O Insurance

          Referrer Hold Harmless Clause

          SUPRA eKEY (pending)

 
Tired of attending every inspection? EHI uses eKEY and can let themselves in with your permission.

Your reputation is your most valuable asset. Your clients rely on you

to guide them through a complicated and sometimes stressful process.

Demonstrate to them that their trust in you is justified by referring them to us.

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Free Negligent Referral Protection

for

Real Estate Agents

Why all real estate agents should only recommend InterNACHI inspectors 
 

InterNACHI is so sure of its inspectors that it will indemnify any licensed real estate agent in an amount up to $10,000 if a third party successfully sues the agent for negligent referral of an InterNACHI inspector.  This protection is offered at no cost to agents who register. 

 

This is how the program works:

  1. The agent must be a licensed real estate agent or broker in the relevant jurisdiction at the time of the referral.

  2. The referral must be made to an inspector who is a member in good standing of InterNACHI at the time of the referral.

  3. The program is only available for residential inspections; it does not apply to inspections of commercial properties.

  4. The InterNACHI member must have a written inspection agreement with the customer at the time of the inspection.

  5. The agent is not required to refer potential customers only to InterNACHI inspectors.  The agent may provide the names of more than one inspector, but the program will still apply if the potential customer selects an InterNACHI inspector as a result of the referral and the agent otherwise qualifies.

  6. The agent must admit to having made the referral.

  7. The agent must register for the program prior to making the referral.  Agents may register here.  After registering, the agent will be sent a registration-verification code which shows that he or she has registered.

  8. By registering for the program, the agent (on behalf of himself, his heirs, successors and assigns, and on behalf of the company that employs the agent) represents and agrees as follows:

    a.  Agent is authorized by agent’s employer to register for the program.

    b.  The exclusive venue for any litigation arising against InterNACHI or its officers as a result of the agent’s participation in the program shall be in the County or District Court of Boulder County, Colorado. Agent and agent’s employer must submit to the exercise of personal jurisdiction over them by those courts.  In any such action, the parties waive trial by jury.  If InterNACHI prevails in any such action, the agent shall pay InterNACHI’s attorney’s fees, expert witness fees, and costs.  Colorado law will govern any such action.

    c.  There are no other promises or representations of InterNACHI that are not set forth here.

    d.  The terms of this program cannot be modified except in a written document signed by an authorized officer of InterNACHI.

  9. The agent must promptly notify InterNACHI in writing when he or she first becomes aware that a person is claiming that the agent was negligent in referring the person to an InterNACHI inspector.  The notice must include the name of the claimant and a summary of the relevant facts.  The agent must send the notice by certified mail to InterNACHI, 1750 30th Street, Suite 301, Boulder, CO  80301.

  10. The agent must provide InterNACHI with a certified copy of the judgment entered against the agent, which must be the result of a lawsuit against the agent for negligent referral to an InterNACHI inspector.

  11. Upon receiving a certified copy of the judgment and satisfactory proof that the judgment resulted from an action against the agent for negligent referral to an InterNACHI inspector, InterNACHI will pay the agent the amount of the judgment up to $10,000, but only to the extent that the agent does not have insurance coverage to pay the judgment.  The agent must provide all relevant insurance and other information to InterNACHI sufficient for InterNACHI to determine that the agent qualifies for payment.

  12. The limit is $10,000 per incident.  If the plaintiff sues and prevails against more than one agent and/or a company that employs or has a relationship with an agent, InterNACHI will pay only once.  If a court enters judgment against more than one agent or against an agent and the agent’s employer, InterNACHI will pay a prorated share of the $10,000 to each such person or entity.

  13. The agent must use the money to pay the judgment.

 

 

REGISTER NOW

for InterNACHI's Free Negligent Referral Protection Plan

 

...and never refer your clients to anyone less than an InterNACHI inspector.

 
 
 
 

PICRA Satisfaction Management

(Property Inspection Contingency Removal Addendum)

 

Our "PICRA Satisfaction (PSM)" and "Move-In Preparation (MPM)" Management service is available for your clients that have their home inspection done by another home inspector/company. Our ethics do not allow us to perform these services and provide the home inspection.

 

Both PSM and MIPM are construction management services where either a seller or buyer or both pay us a fixed quoted fee. All work is subcontracted through them as the general contractor. We are their job superintendent. We get no markup or kickbacks from any subcontractor or material provider. We are totally independent from all subs and suppliers. If we happen to contract with both the seller and buyer, fees for both parties are reduced appropriately.

 

We provide line item estimates, advice on subcontractor selection, advice on products and their installation, help in contract wording, help in obtaining builder's risk insurance, help in obtaining insurance certificates from subcontractors for general liability and workmen's compensation, inspection of completed work and sign-off by the original inspector and/or buyer, then finally lien waivers from the subcontractors.

The following are Reasons to use PSM:

  • Complete the Sale with Fairness to All

  • Headache Removal

  • Peace of Mind for Both Seller and Buyer

  • Understanding True Costs

  • Cost Savings vs. a Contractor

  • Experienced Estimators and Project Managers

  • Complete Construction Knowledge

  • History with Subcontractors

Move-In Preparation Management

There are a number of items which must be done in preparation for your client's move to their new home. There are things that should be done. There are things we highly recommend to be done. And there are things that one would like to be done since the house will be empty.

 

MUST ITEMS

 

  • Set-up all utility service accounts and have them turned on....electric, gas, water, phone, trash, postal, etc.

  • Arrange for optional services...internet, cable, alarm, etc.

       Note: these first two can be handled by our concierge service if you so elect to avail yourself of it.

  • Obtain the following items from the previous owner...trash cans, keys, codes for entry access, remotes, operation manuals, warranties, dates of manufacture & installation, etc.

  • Collect information on various city/county rules (street parking, use/zoning, etc.), neighborhood covenants, etc.

 

SHOULD BE DONE ITEMS

 

  • Dryer vent cleaning.

  • Gutter Cleaning.

  • New smoke & co detectors.

  • Chimney cleaning & inspection.

  • Very important PICRA items not corrected by the seller.

  • HVAC inspections and maintenance.

  • Add permaboots to roof vent pipes.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS

 

  • Pressure wash.

  • Carpet cleaning.

  • Pest removal and access elimination...bomb, boric acid, rosemary, peppermint, mothballs, etc.

  • Moderately important PICRA items not corrected by the seller.

 

ITEMS YOU WOULD LIKE DONE

 

  • Interior caulking and painting.

  • Drapes & blinds cleaning and repair.

  • Least important items found during your home inspection.

Note: PSM or MIPM services cannot be scheduled online. Please call to discuss the particulars.

For PICRA Satisfaction & Move-In Preparation Agreements (See 203-K Agreement)

PSM & MIPM Process Flow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Distance Education Courses Certified

by

ARELLO and IDECC

 

InterNACHI is an ARELLO and IDECC-approved course provider for licensed real estate professionals and certified home inspectors, who can attain free Continuing Education credits by taking InterNACHI courses. For details about free courses for licensed real estate agents, visit www.nachi.org/real-estate-agent-continuing-education.htm

 

ARELLO, the Association of Real Estate License Law Officials, and IDECC, International Distance Education Certification Center, have certified the following InterNACHI free, online courses:

 

 

 

Defect Recognition and Report Writing Course

 

 

 

Advanced Electrical Inspection Training Course

 

 

 

InterNACHI Residential Standards of Practice Course

 

 

 

Residential Structural Design for Home Inspectors Course

 

 

 

Home Inspection Business Course

     

 

 

How to Inspect the Exterior Course

          

 

 

Appliance Inspection for Home Inspectors Course

   

 

 

How to Inspect HVAC Systems Course

   

 

 

How to Perform Residential Electrical Inspections Course

   

 

 

Inspecting Foundation Walls & Piers Course

     

 

 

Structural Issues for Home Inspectors Course

     

 

 

Exterior Safety for Inspectors and Contractors Course

         

 

Home Energy Score for Real Estate Professionals Course

               

  

Home Energy Efficiency for Real Estate Professionals Course

 

View ARELLO approval of Home Energy Efficiency for Real Estate Professionals Course. 4 clock hours. Expiration 01/25/2020.

Take the free, online Home Energy Efficiency for Real Estate Professionals Course.

 

 

Saving Home Energy for Real Estate Professionals Course

          

 

Home Energy Efficiency

       

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