Inspectors Inspect...it's what they do and there are good and bad of everything...pros who know their jobs, have successful careers...and those who "step over the line" of their authority from time to time. It is our practice to visit an inspection on our listing at the end and answer any questions that may have been raised. (We did have an inspector who swore the shingles were on backwards on a 3 year old house...sigh.)
The first timers who had written an offer with giddy with excitement and David asked if anyone had any questions...well...no...but Mr. Buyer volunteered, " The Inspector said we should call ABC company for an evaluation and possible repair of...So I am doing calling them." No ...probably not...Is the inspector paying for the repair ? Is that his brother in law ? First...the agent needs to discuss the inspection with you and decide if an amendment should be written and what if any evaluations should be done by licensed professionals. Licensed professionals...not of the Inspector's choosing.....but the Seller's choice since if there is a problem...he will be payng for it. The Newbie agent easily assumes that if a property is vacant, they can schedule inspections at will without knowledge or permission of the lsiting agent or the Seller of course...I think not.
Whatever happened to having the Buyer and Seller actualy like and respect each other...or the agents either ....at the conclusion of a transaction....that semmes old school too. Now the Newbie agent has to go to her broker who goes to the listing agent copying the broker...without finding out the truth....it's easier to complain..
Agents ...if you are new an don't understand somethng...ask....your broker or someone with experience. Inspectors.. feel free to recommend evaluations...NOT evaluators....not your province.
Tired of tattle tales today...especially when they are not getting all the facts...Inspectors naming contractors..grrrrr....
This has been what we hope is a helpful post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, broker associates at Keller Williams in southeastern Wisconsin who believe in direct communication....and not assumprions...Amen and women.