Tuesday, September 27, 2022

New Home Inspection Booking System


BREAKING NEWS - Following almost three years of procrastination, trepidation, months of grueling work, trying my patience, our new home inspection booking system is live and functioning. 

What does this mean for you good and bad? 

Let’s deal with the bad first:

Our prices will increase a little. Feel free to blame that on our current presidential administrations drastically negative affect on our economy as I will. Our base rate has increased $25.00 and radon tests by the same. That now makes our base rate for a home, up to 1600 SF, $425.00, radon tests with inspections $150.00 and without an inspection $175.00. 

The good good news:

We now have a $25.00 discount if you select a package which includes a radon test with your inspection. 

I felt that our charge for attached homes, condos and townhouse was too high, therefore we now discount that, from the base price, by $50.00. Making that base price for attached homes, up to 1600 SF, be $375.00.

Our add on for homes over 1600 SF, and for homes over 25 years old, rather than calculate by ranges now calculate per exact square foot and year. In reality this makes some less and some more but is much more fair to the home. 

Our package inspection, including a radon test, for large, higher priced and old/historic homes now includes a team to make them go quicker as well as a $50.00 discount. 

You now have the option to choose to add a team to make your inspection go much quicker at a $200.00 added fee. 

We now include an option for a walk and talk on detached structures, without a report at no charge. 

You can now book an inspection on small out buildings including living space and garages with apartments as part of your booking. 

Shortly, Realtors who work with us on a regular basis, will have their own personal page with more simplified booking and access to all of your inspection reports from the past and overtime. 

You will now be able to book inspections in the High Country and all of the areas we cover, based on the zip codes we cover, without difficulty. It will no longer be tied to towns. 

If you have questions, difficulty or concerns with the new system feel free to comment below or text me at 336-816-7756 

Book your inspection now on our website at www.chrisdhilton.com or go direct to our booking page at http://www.chrisdhilton.com/booking.html

Thursday, September 8, 2022

Winner of our $100 Gas Card Drawing for August


Winner of our sixth gas card drawing for the month of August 2022


Kris Childress


Many Realtors are the sunshine in our lives but few more than Kris Childress. When we arrive for one of her clients inspections, Kris has a smile on her face and greats us with a hug. I will be honest we have experienced some challenging homes with Kris but she hangs in there and works it out whether it be to creatively make that one happen or move on to the next one, she doesn't miss a beat. Kris's smile, as you see in the photos above, is infectious. You can't not be happy in her presence. 

We have been conducting home inspections for Kris's clients since November of 2018. I have fond memories, early on, as Kris pulled up in a driveway behind me walked up and said. "Do you know there are some agents who don't care for you." I said "quite a few, why?" "This listing agent was upset that I chose you and couldn't understand why." She said that you do know he is a deal killer, don't you? Why do  you use him?" I inquired what she said. "I said that I use him because he is the best and I want the best for my clients." Guess that settled that. I am still attempting to figure out all of those deals I killed. They are actually few and far between. In reality, we save many more of those "tough" homes than we kill. Truth is that Kris can assure you than I have likely helped save a few of hers and a few of the homes have committed suicide. Such is life and Realtors, like Kris, understand and are appreciative. Kris is the kind of Realtor we prefer to work with. There are many who claim they place their client interests above their own. Kris honestly does.

I will be contacting Kris to find whether she prefers a Sheetz or Speedway card which she will receive shortly in an email. Hey Kris - Become eligible for the next drawing by following the instructions below. Your card will not be re-entered. 

Word to the wise, we are having a terrible time remembering to get one of your business cards at our inspections. We haven't done a very good job of that. It is our fault so we have changed the process. For every inspection we have, with one of your clients, we are now creating a card to enter in the drawing. There are also other ways to be eligible. Let’s fill the drawing cage up with cards. All but the one drawn will remain for the full year. 

Question is how do YOU win the one for September? Find out here: