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Marston Teams up With ASHI Presidents to Promote ASHI
During the month of November, an article featuring then ASHI President Kurt Salomon and Reggie Marston, ACI, appeared in more than 15 publications. Two titles were used for the same article by Erik Martin: "The Inspection Situation" and "A market with properties both vacant and in varying states of disrepair puts further focus on the need for home inspections."
Both Marston and Salomon were quoted, Salomon as follows:
"The purpose of a home inspection is not to assemble a list of normal wear and tear or cosmetic items, but to identify the home's most pressing problems to be addressed in an effort to save the buyer money in the long run," says Salomon. "Even if the seller is not going to fix or compensate the buyer for problems revealed in a home inspection, the buyer will still benefit from having the knowledge of defective or unsafe components and systems."
The author concluded:
"According to a recent poll conducted by ASHI, nearly 90 percent of all American home-owners surveyed believe home inspections are a necessity, not a luxury; 72 percent of respondents agree the home inspection they had when they purchased their current primary residence helped them avoid potential problems with their home, and 64 percent indicated they saved a lot of money in the long run as a result of their home inspection."
Marston has continued to work with ASHI leadership to promote ASHI — the next time was over the airwaves.
In January, he arranged to interview the current ASHI president, Marvin Goldstein, for his radio show, The House P. I. He had been doing a local show heard throughout Northern Virginia that included interviews with Past-President Bill Richardson and ASHI members including Greg Caudill and Mike Stephens.
The interview with Goldstein was for his recently nationally syndicated show through IRN/USA syndication, www.irnusanews.com. Beginning January 1, 2012, it has been heard coast to coast, Sundays 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
"What's nice is it's national," Marston said, "so I'll be able to include more ASHI members from around the country. I've talked with Dave Rushton and Fernando Barrientos about recording an interview about electrical issues home inspectors find around the house."
In addition to his broadcasting activities, Marston is president of Residential Equity Management Home Inspections, LLC, in Springfield, Va.