I fired a client over $15.00

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

I fired a client over $15.00. This is true. I had gotten a call one day last month with a sad story about needing an inspection completed. They really needed this one done. I told them I could possibly get it done for them but I wanted a "little" more. With the price of gas and my time going up, I needed a little more for my efforts. I was feeling pretty good that I had gotten a better price for the inspection "albeit only $15.00" but better than nothing.

I did the inspection and then it was kicked back saying that I needed a lot more information. After spending about two hours on their web site and then sending it in for the second time. It was accepted.

Then Today I received the check. You got it. It was for the original amount they had first called offering.

I e-mailed, then called them and they said they "don't recall" offering me more. I told them "you didn't, I wanted more. And your company approved it. They told me "it's the national average", and it's all I would get.

So I told them I was firing them as a client for breach of a verbal contract. Then I told them to send an inspector from California for what they are paying me.

I won't be doing any more inspections for this company. They were fired.

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Clint  McKie

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Richard Weeks
Realtor, Associate Broker - Manager Business Development
Waller Group

Clint,

Sounds like you make a wise business decision.  One should not be treated that way.

April 20, 2011 07:46 AM
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Jim Courtney
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OklaHomes Realty, Claremore Oklahoma

I guess that would be one of the challenges of working with a corporation instead of an individual person. I'm sorry this happened to you. I think you did exactly right with the Donald Trump move. :)

April 20, 2011 09:09 AM
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections

Hi Richard, This happens from time to time. So you have to roll with the punches.

Live and learn my friend.

Hey Jim, I like the "donald Trump" phrase. I really am at the mercy of who I work for if I get what is promised or not. I do inspections for 12 different companies as well as for my self. I don't have this type of problem very often, but it doe's occur form time to time. Take it on the chin, and cut your loses.

Thanks everyone for the comments. It means a lot.

Clint McKie

April 20, 2011 06:48 PM
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Rob Thomas
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954

Clint....they will rethink their position after a while and wish they hadn't treated you this way.....Have a great one!---Rob

April 21, 2011 06:59 AM
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections

Hi Rob, I did get an E-mail stateing that it was a "my bad" in the incorrect amount. I tole them in a reply I will do inspections for them if they send me a check in full in advance.

No reply yet. LOL Thanks for the comment.

Clint

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