Trust Your Home Inspector

Trust Your Inspector

Helping Home Inspectors send a message to their clients showing they do not sell barter or receive kick-backs by selling or giving  their clients personal information to vendors or service providers.


The Client Fidelity Pledge


Home inspectors throughout the country are constantly under pressure from various forms of business to sell to them private data about their home buying clients.  Often, this information is used to pressure the home buyer into buying products and services through various forms of sales contacts.  Some home inspection agreements are intentionally written with subtle language that, when the home buyer’s information is sold, the inspection agreement serves as a waiver to the home buyer’s right to protection from “no call” lists or other limitations or restrictions they may have made to avoid harassing sales calls.


For these reasons, home inspectors who value the privacy of their clients and who do NOT participate in the sale of their clients’ private information to third parties have publicly pledged not to.  Home buyers who are looking for experienced and knowledgeable home inspectors will have the ability to distinguish those who will be selling or giving their private information to others from those who will not.



 

Trust Your Home Inspector

 


Participants in the Pledge agree to two things.

1. They promise that they will not provide their clients' personal information (to include contact information) to ANY third party in exchange for ANY compensation or consideration (such as discounts, services, products, cash, barter, or FREE, etc).

2. They promise that they will not include in their inspection agreement any language that could be construed by ANYONE to waive any limitations or restrictions that might be in effect concerning any form of contact, including telephone contact, or any rights the client may have under a "Do No Call" list.

As long as a participating inspector conducts his business in accordance with his pledge he is trustworthy to his clients. 

If he violates his pledge, a client or competitor will have his uploaded affidavit and their evidence of his violation to take to any local authority to report his false advertisement. For that reason, the pledge is NOT for everyone and should NOT be used by anyone who provides client information to ANY third part in exchange for ANYTHING with or without disclosure.

The idea is NOT to have a whole bunch of inspectors using and promoting the pledge. This is not a club, no one makes any money from inspectors participating in this and it is strictly voluntary. 

The idea is to have a means of setting apart those who sell or give client data from those who don't.

The Client Fidelity Pledge is NOT a Home Inspection Association
program. 

It is available to all inspectors in all associations (or no associations) who do not exchange private information about their clients with ANY third parties in exchange for any compensation or consideration (such as discounts, products, services, cash, or anything of value or free). Participating inspectors will also promise that they are not including language in their inspection agreements that could waive or interfere with the home buyer's right to privacy (such as waiving or eliminating any restrictions or limitations to being contacted by a third party, including telephone contact).

There is an affidavit available for the inspector to download, print and physically sign and have notarized.

The hard copy of the affidavit will be sent to an address where the document will be uploaded and made available to the public to view and to verify. When the affidavit has been made public, the inspector will be able to publish the logo identifying his participation with the pledge to the public.

This website where the affidavits will be published will identify the participating inspectors by state or city and will include tips to the public to help them identify when a home inspector might be selling or giving away their private information.

This will help them (and other inspectors) identify anyone who has falsely advertised themselves as participating in this program so that they can be reported to the proper authorities.

Please understand that no one is being "recruited" to participate. It is a business decision that should not be made lightly since taking the pledge while selling or giving away client personal information could result in serious consequences. 

If you have doubts that your business model may be in violation DO NOT TAKE THIS PLEDGE. Only take this pledge if you are fully compliant and are not providing any third party with any information about your client in exchange for any thing, and are not including language in your inspection agreement that could be used to waive or otherwise interfere with any restrictions or limitations that they have placed on being contacted by any third party.

There is no vendor or association staff member who has the authority to declare anyone "compliant". There is no committee, club or rules. There is only a written, signed and notarized promise made by you, the promise maker, that can be used to promote your business or used by your client to recover damages from you if you are dishonest in making this promise.



CLIENT FIDELITY PLEDGE

 

Our commitment to you.
Home inspectors who take this pledge promise to never provide their clients personal information to any third party vendors for free or for consideration of kickbacks, money or other monetary gain of any kind.

From our experience.
We know the challenges home inspection businesses face today. Our commitment to you, our clients, is to offer you trustworthy home inspectors to chose from who do not sell barter or provide for free their clients personal contact information to any third party service providers.

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