My name is Jim Salmon and I am a New York State licensed home inspector. I have also been the host of the Home Repair Clinic Radio Programs on WHAM 1180 for the last twenty-five years in Rochester, NY. The purpose of this letter is to inform you about several aspects of the home inspection process and about me as a home inspector.
First of all, there is no question you can find a less expensive home inspection. My basic home inspection costs $360 for a home less than 2000 square feet in Monroe County. Many other home inspection companies charge less.
Second, I am absolutely the least popular home inspector in Rochester, NY with the real estate sales folks. I have been threatened, lied to and about, black-listed, and some other things I don’t care to discuss. The reason for that: I represent you, my client. My goal is to give you the most thorough home inspection, not to make sure your deal goes through with the real estate agent. It is not my concern whether you buy a particular home or not as long as you understand about that home.
I represent your best interest, always. You are my client and my responsibility is to you. My home inspections reflect the truth about a home: nothing more, nothing less. It is what it is. I do not minimize home repair issues and will not allow that to happen during my inspections. A toilet which is loose on the floor is just as important to me as a bowed and cracked foundation wall. There is a tremendous amount of information I need to transfer from me to you as my client in a relatively short period of time. I promise you that I will always represent you every single time.
If I had to rely on referrals from real estate folks I don’t know what I would be doing for a living, but it wouldn’t be home inspections. Fortunately, I have a unique and fun way to advertise my home inspection business. The Home Repair Clinic Radio Programs on WHAM 1180 AM are among the most popular shows in the country. The home improvement talk show airs each Saturday morning from 6:00 to 10:00 am with Co-Host John Carr and on Sunday's from 9:00 to 11:00 am with Doug Bower a.k.a "Doug the Plumber", John Welch, and a variety of co-hosts.
I am one of the busiest home inspectors in the Rochester, NY area and have been for 25 years. In the spring of 2006, I was appointed by then Governor George Pataki to the first New York State Home Inspector Advisory Council, a position I held until the current governor abolished all advisory councils. The Advisory Council was responsible for developing a Code of Ethics and a Standard of Practice for home inspectors, while advising the New York Secretary of State on all matters relating to the licensing of home inspectors in New York.
I would truly love to do your home inspection and greatly thank you for trusting me with your home inspection. Please call my office at 585-589-5650 at your convenience with any questions you may have or to set up an appointment.