I know, I know....we all look at the cost. But what's the final cost?
As Americans, we are trained to look at price first.
What do each of these have in common? They are products. Things.
Now, think about this:
What do each of these have in common? Each are licensed professionals. They are not products or things.
Would you expect equivalent service from the cheapest attorney or doctor and the best attorney or doctor? Of course not! The cheapest attorney or doctor might be inexperienced, or may not provide the same attention to detail that the best attorney or doctor provided.
Remember, you get what you pay for. There are dozens of cheap inspectors in our area. Some might do a good job. Most are probably inexperienced, or even part time inspectors, working a full time job elsewhere because their business has never really taken off. Other inspectors market only on price. Why? Probably because they have nothing else to offer that makes them any better than any other inspector out there.
I don't understand why anyone would look for the cheapest inspector when needing a professional opinion on the biggest investment they will ever make! It is completely illogical, much like choosing the cheapest doctor when your life is on the line, or the cheapest attorney when everything else is at stake!
Once again, the message should be clear: You get what you pay for!