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Posted: Jan 17, 2013 by    


Complaint Rating:  45 % with 11 votes
45% 11
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Marine City, Michigan
United States

Mike walsh aka FAT MIKE will tell you anything you want to hear to get you down to his office for there BS workshop for property inspections! He says on the phone yea come on down here we will make it worth your wild .. theres gonna be a free lunch snacks, pizza, pop etc... When i got down to there office FAT MIKE walsh told me yea i want you to sign this contract for $4.50 a pop for each inspection and im gonna need your $1 MILLION dollar e&O and G/L insurance policys !! When i told him theres no way in hell im signing that he said sorry the pizza and lunch just got canceled!!!
They will waste your time and a day of your life!!! SPREAD THE TRUTH these guys are getting probaly $75 dollars an inspection and want to pay you peanuts to go to the WORST areas in detroit and risk your life so he can eat all the left over pizza from the workshop the day before they never gave you !!!

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N  14th of Feb, 2013 by    0 Votes
The above complaint is far out of bounds - posted by a person who wanted to make good money without really working, and the posting remains un-true. Some inspections only Pay $4.50 but those subs in Detroit complete 80-110 inspections a day. Many of our subs have been working for us for years on end and doing well at it. If you seek a higher ask them if you can talk directly to a filed sub. Sometimes a company can only make .25 cents on an inspection. The work isn't easy but for those willing to work - one can do fairly well doing this work.
A  10th of Jun, 2013 by    -2 Votes
It is a scam. They sub contract work out to inspectors in different states; the inspector do the work on the promise that they will be paid at the end of the month when they submit a payroll invoice, but payment never comes and they move on to the next mark.
A  22nd of Aug, 2013 by    -5 Votes
Very unprofessional company. The little guy Jimmy, doesn't have a clue.
A  17th of May, 2014 by    -3 Votes
No way can anyone do 100 inspections a day . This is a scam. You find yourself driving into the worst neighborhoods, Taking photos, atleast 7-10, And then go home . Download photos, Fill out all the reports, working 18 hr days, driving over 50-75 miles a day for 4 dollar drive by, s Do the math,
N  7th of Oct, 2014 by    +1 Votes
I've worked at JGM for a little over 2 years. I started out @ $7 an inspection but it's now down to $5 for an exterior inspection. The amount of inspections, for me, varies between 500+ and 700+ per month and my income has been between $2800 and $3800 a month. Of course, there are expenses (gas is expensive in Hawaii) and self employment taxes. The work is easy and I even take my 4 year old son with me. I have good rapport with the main office in Marine City and my local manager.
A  1st of Sep, 2015 by    -1 Votes
You think the inner-city inspection expectations are unrealistic? Try the rural counties of Michigan where each property you must photograph is 10-20 miles away from each other! I went through a (very) lengthy application process with this company before ultimately deciding that it would a a terrible financial decision to be a Property Inspector for JGM Properties. Perhaps in large cities, someone could actually do enough houses in a small radius to make it profitable (like if each house is just a few blocks from each other). But I sat down and crunched the #'s and would've only made approx $4-5 per hour, once I subtract my gas money, etc. They claim you only need to spend 1-2 minutes (!) at each house, which is bafflingly inaccurate. The complex mounds of instructions on each property looks like you'd need 20-30 minutes at each property. And to pay only $10/house is an insult. All in all, JGM Property Group is not anyone I'd want to work for, and I agree with this original complaint.
D  23rd of Nov, 2015 by    0 Votes
I have been doing it for 5 years... complaints are from people who have never done the job or not willing to do it right. After a few weeks and learning everything your average inspections should be 30-60 per day in the country and 60-100 in the city. Cities like Brooklyn I have done well over 150 in a day. At 3-5 dollars per city and 6-15 dollars for the country you are talking 180-500 a day in the city with half a tank of gas and 180-900 a day in the country using half a tank to 1 1/2 tanks. It's all based on volume and distance to the jobs. You must be organized, good with technology or willing to learn, and understand your a sole proprietor... When you file taxes go for everything you can write off millage, supplies, meals, uniforms, car payments etc. All depends which deduction method you choose, but anyone with basic tax knowledge will never paid in taxes and most make money back... I know people who do it full time making 50k or more a year, and some who do it part time for an extra 5k a year. You get out what you put into it, but don't expect to just be good at it day 1. If you can't be organized, learn new technology, and remeber requirements, don't even bother you will fail... There has to be hundreds of inspectors working at JGM... obviously only a few were so bad at it over the last 2+ years that they felt the need to complain...
D  29th of Dec, 2015 by    +1 Votes
This is someone just complianing to complain and is totally wrong! I have been doing the job for almost two years in the rural areas and it pays! You just have to manage your territories and be smart. The main office is extremely professional and much better than the other companies out there I have done inspections for. I would recommend working for them any day!

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