volume 31

Examining the Agent-Home Inspector Relationship

The home inspector’s relationship with the real estate agent is a topic often discussed among home inspectors and agents. Some home inspectors tout strong relationships with real estate associations and agents as the best way to grow an inspection business. Others say the reliance of the home inspector on agent-referrals is a key problem when… Read More

Pressure, Subtle Influence and Plausible Deniability

Editor’s Note: Appraisers report that despite tough new appraisal independence laws, lenders, AMCs and others haven’t stopped trying to influence the process- they’re just being more careful about covering their tracks.  Fraud expert Richard Hagar, SRA, explains how to protect yourself and your independence. Pressure, Subtle Influence and Plausible Deniability by Isaac Peck, Associate Editor...… Read More