Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties, The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730 (Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Actually, Debbie, I have a few times; this was posted in the agent remarks section. I have often written into a contract when my seller is paying the preponderence of closing costs, that seller will select closing attorney and which inspectors are not welcome.

May 20, 2015 01:23 AM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

I have not heard of this Debbie. There is an inspector here who rips apart houses. He clearly states he hates Realtors and is a deal killer. He nit picks the house and some of the things I have seen on this guys reports are laughable. I know other inspectors who make fun of this guy.

He must have been molested by a Realtor as a young boy or something?

May 19, 2015 12:01 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

This is a new one to me Debbie. 

May 20, 2015 12:12 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Oh yes it happens in our area. I know I have wanted to do that but have stopped short of posting a name.

May 20, 2015 12:01 AM
Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

There are two inspectors whom I'd rather never encounter again.  Each created problems where none existed.  

I haven't seen any listings that state a certain inspector is not allowed, but if it was one of the inspectors I had bad experiences with, I could understand it.

May 19, 2015 11:56 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Debbie - I can't say I've ever seen this in the MLS.  Not sure if it would be or should be allowed.   I bet there are liability issues galore.  

May 20, 2015 02:58 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I have not seen this in our market. However, I expect there are some home inspectors that many would like to avoid.

May 20, 2015 12:30 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

No, I have never seen a agent post the name of a home inspector that isnt allowed to inspect a property. I have recently sold a home where the owners used the only home inspector the agent recommended. The inspector said it was a new roof, new seals on sky light. When we had a home inspection done with the new buyers it was reveled that the original home inspection was different than the information relayed in the original home inspection. 

May 19, 2015 11:10 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I have not seen this but would love to be able to do it.

May 19, 2015 10:51 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds No, I have not. Is this legal?

May 19, 2015 09:55 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Not recently, but these instances have happened in the past. There are always going to be a couple on the edge.

May 19, 2015 09:54 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Have have not witnessed such a prohibition in the MLS.

I do have such a list that the seller will agree to that prohibits two inspectors from entering the property. I will be there to protect the seller. And I do advise the buyers agent that a 'NO GO' exists if they fail to guide the buyer.

The moral to the story, flush this sale on day one instead of 15 days after contract negotiated. Too many inspectors are either suffer an existence of diminished relevance, therefore compensating in the inspection, or fail to grasp the ramifications/consequences of their commentary on the report long after the inspection is over.

The same 'listing' of lenders should be available also.

May 19, 2015 09:39 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

No, never I saw any suggestions on inspectors. It is always 'buyer' s choice' here. If you do now that some inspectors have bad reputation, or you had a bad experience, disclosure it to your client. It is up to them who they want to work with.

May 19, 2015 05:11 PM
Sharon Altier
Coldwell Banker Realty - Elmhurst, IL
Luxury Property Specialist, CSC, SFR

I have not seen them post on a listing, but have known of them informing Buyer agents that the inspector would not be allowed on the property.  Some inspectors should be reported; unfortunately, I haven't heard of anyone doing such a thing (actually reporting).

May 19, 2015 02:53 PM
Cindy Davis
SD Home Source Realty - San Diego, CA

wow...that's a new one...would think that could lead to some legal issues...

May 19, 2015 11:23 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

That is very unusual Debbie and have not seen that. I have seen however, where the agent on the request from the seller, will display the name a person or persons that are not eligible to purchase their home for whatever reason.

May 29, 2015 10:16 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

I have not seen it but I completely agree with it, in the confidential comments at the end of the listing.

May 22, 2015 01:37 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - I have heard of it, not seen it in practice. At least they have never stopped my buyers from picking up the inspector they want.

May 20, 2015 09:21 PM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Why would they do this?  Was it poor inspections?  I've had three inspectors in 16 years kill deals of mine.  All were seperate inspectors, but their approach was so alarmist it scared the buyers . . . out of buying.  Pity too. 

May 20, 2015 06:45 AM
Brenda J. Andrew
Professional Realtor in Conroe/Willis, TX

I think it's a great idea but I haven't seen anything like that here.  There are so many new inspectors here, you never know which one you will get.


May 20, 2015 05:12 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

That is a defamation suit waiting to happen and no I have never seen that but it has been verbalized.

May 20, 2015 03:42 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

No ma'am it hasn't happened here yet.  If there were such an inspector they would not be in business long, at least not in this area.

May 19, 2015 09:40 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have not seen it in my market area. I would not do it with my listings . 

May 19, 2015 09:19 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I have never seen that, and would tell them to go fly a kite.

May 19, 2015 08:44 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

Wow! Talk about black-balling. Is this even legal? Maybe they need to use the Complet Home Inspection Team.

May 19, 2015 06:45 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

Had one try verbally once, but I ignored it and my buyers hired him anyway. 

May 19, 2015 12:48 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

No, but I have had a seller tell me she didn't want any agents from a certain brokerage showing her house. I have seen inspectors who report things that make no sense, and things where they are just guessing.

May 19, 2015 12:12 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I've never seen this.

Dec 19, 2018 07:15 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Debbie - I have never heard of agents posting that they will not allow a certain home inspector to inspect the listing. Just another new twist in the industry.

May 19, 2015 04:02 PM