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Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

I have an exceptional home inspector who is worth every penny. I don't look for new inspectors, regardless of fees, because this is a key team member and there is no one better on the beach. He serves my clients very well.

May 15, 2015 08:26 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Michael -- a personal referral of a job well done by those I respect is the best reason to recommend an inspector - price is not generally a determining factor. I've received a lot of solicitations from both new and experienced inspectors offering heavy discounts --- while I may recommend inspectors - it's always the clients choice   since they're paying for the service.  

May 16, 2015 03:19 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Just tried a new one and like him. 

May 16, 2015 12:55 AM
Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ

I also give a list of  3 ot 4 inspectors for the client to pick one they are good and i dont see changing the list because some one offers a cheaper inspection.thanks Michael have a great day

May 15, 2015 11:46 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton Lower fees usually means desperation. Something well known in the real estate industry.

May 15, 2015 11:12 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY

I give out the names of three inspectors that the buyer may choose and yes as they may be as good as the others.

May 15, 2015 11:01 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Everyone has to start somewhere.  I'd give them a shot to see what they can do.

May 15, 2015 09:45 PM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

Inspectors are like agents...those that undercut are either desperate or not worth more.


May 15, 2015 09:30 PM
Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803 - Plainview, NY
Long Island Condo and Home Specialists

We don't ever ask prices Michael. It's the quality of their work and how they treat our clients that counts!

May 15, 2015 09:04 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

A friend of mine just got certified as home inspector. I migth suggest to a few buyers that they try him out. I won't expect any discount on price though.

May 15, 2015 08:14 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. I may be in he minority, but price is not the priority, the quality of the work is what matters, so when I refer a home inspector price has nothing to do with it.

Make it a great weekend!

May 15, 2015 07:51 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Not likely, but I don't decide on who to hire, the buyer does.

May 16, 2015 08:18 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Before I would try a new inspector, I would want to have a meeting with them as well as see a copy of a few of their past inspection reports.  And, check on references from other agents.

May 16, 2015 05:36 AM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

Not very likely if I like my home inspector.

May 16, 2015 03:52 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

NEVER, NEVER, NEVER.... we keep those risky moves for the casino....

May 16, 2015 01:52 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

All I can say is that I never select services like this based on price.

May 16, 2015 12:12 AM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I recommend that buyers choose their own inspector and give them a list .

May 15, 2015 11:13 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I will use a new inspector if:

1. They solve a problem for me

2. My current inspector has gone is is showing signs of going goofy.


May 15, 2015 10:04 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Experience trumps price

Dec 09, 2017 04:54 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - I have a list of inspectors I provide to all my clients, and I also let them know the decision on what home inspector to use is completely up to them. I never talk price to them, so lower fees would not entice me to use a new inspector. I don't even know what price any of my inspectors charge. 

I would meet with a new inspector and welcome an opportunity to get to know them. I would also like to see an example of their report, and find out what separates them from all the other inspectors. If I like what I see, I would add them to the list I provide my clients.

May 16, 2015 05:37 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730
May 16, 2015 12:48 PM