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Monday, February 25, 2008

AZ Home Inspector Licensing Board going away?

Arizona Home Inspectors need your help!

Arizona's home inspector licensing agency, the AZ Board of Technical Registration (BTR) is inefficient, expensive and allegedly corrupt.  In fact, Arizona lawmakers are thinking about eliminating the BTR altogether (SB1171), and moving home inspector licensing to the Registrar of Contractors (ROC).

As most of my readers already know, I'm co-owner of Homewerx Home Inspections, one of the Valley's leading home inspection companies since 1999.  As such, I sincerely appreciate your support on this matter.

While I do NOT support eliminating the BTR, it definitely needs some change - starting at the top with the guy in charge.  It's unfortunate, but AZ home inspector licensing seems to be alot more about money and power and industry organizations than it is about quality home inspections.  There are some real problems and conflicts of interest that have just been ignored at the BTR, and we all know that problems don't just go away when they're ignored...they get worse!  Now, the BTR is so inefficient and lacking accountability that I think the whole idea of protecting homebuyers got lost somewhere along the line.  Home Inspectors don't trust the BTR, consumers kind of laugh at them.

And the cost of inefficient government regulation is real... look at how much it costs to be a home inspector in Arizona compared to other professionals licensed by the same agency.  And look at how much Arizona home inspectors pay compared to home inspectors in other states.  "Wow" is all I can say!  Home Inspection companies inevitably pass these ridiculous costs onto the homebuying consumer, who is already strapped for cash in case the BTR hasn't heard.  And a home inspection is an out-of-pocket expense - those are the ones that really hurt and will be a deal-breaker alot quicker than borrowed money will.

So please Help support the 'little guy', and you will help keep Arizona home inspection prices down plus eliminate government incompetence at the same time.

Thank you again for your support!

Visit Shannon Hubbard's Home Page     Written By: Shannon Hubbard
Realtor®-Investor

Great American Realty, Inc.

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Posted by Shannon Hubbard, AZ Realtor & Computer Guru on February 25, 2008 | Permalink

Comments

why is it that the government thinks they are helping people out by stepping in? i think they should keep to themselves, because they obviously have had enough troubles running this country.

Posted by: novi real estate | Mar 4, 2008 5:46:22 AM

Novi Real Estate -

I couldn't agree more. Gov't just makes everything more inefficient and more expensive.

Thanks for stopping by!

Posted by: Shannon Hubbard | Mar 4, 2008 12:43:47 PM

Regulations can be a good thing provided they don't raise the fees to a point where the smaller businesses can'survive

Posted by: Myrtle Beach Real Estate | Jun 11, 2009 10:58:55 AM

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