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We have always been told we should not be at the inspection, as we are not the inspector. However, I like to get there 30-45 min before they are finished to get the summary and see what the issues are so I can relay them properly on an inspection notice.
Troy Erickson AZ Realt...
we are listing agents and we attend every home inspection for our sellers benefit so that we can hear the comments "first hand" and not as others interpret....
Michael - I am usually there towards the end so I can speak with the home inspector, they can give me a brief summary, and also go over any areas of concern.
Absolutely. I get dressed to be under and above the home to get a first look.
I help the inspector so we are on the same team. The insector often asked me about the soils, foundations and structure since I carry other licenses as well.
I always did and so were my buyer clients if at all possible. I found it much easier to negotiate repairs when I had first hand knowledge of the issues. I only had one sale rescinded because of an inspection and there were just too many issues to deal with.
EVERY SINGLE ONE, as a listing agent i want to see first hand what the inspector sees and says, i can stay close enough to hear but far enough away to stay out of the way. As a buyer agent to again see what the inspector sees, answer my buyers questions and be able to determine what is or isnt a must to address.
Typically, I don't and typically my clients don't either. We receive a full report within less than 18 hours of inspection and can discuss in detail with the inspector the findings once we've reviewed.
I do. I owe it to my clients to be there with them.
ALWAYS! If there is something major that comes up or if there is a presence of termites, I want to know first hand. Not to mention that's part of what you are getting paid for.
Yes I attend home inspections.
I used to as many of them would kill the deals with small items, but I stopped to avoid the fighting and instead worked to find inspectors that wouldn't panic buyers.
Nina Hollander, Broker
Yes. I want to hear first hand what the inspector has to say so that I can guide the buyer with any issues they want to address.
Good morning Michael. There is seldom a situation that the Realtor does not attend the inspection. I would always encourage it.
TeamChi - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. for my buyers, always.
For sellers, depends on the home and the sellers.
I have not, but would like to watch one someday. Maybe if I visit Nashville someday I can watch you do one.
Yes, I have been the only one there in the past. I call and relay the info to my client. Once they receive their copy we discuss any issues.
No. They order it and pay for it and share the report with me afterwards.
I do. It's important for me to hear first hand what the issues might be.
If the buyer request that I do.
Most of the time someone on my team will be there.
I’m usually there the whole time and invite the buyers to come for the last 20 to 30 minutes.
For sure when I'm the buyer's agent and I aim to do so when I'm the seller's agent. So far, I'm at 100% with that.
I will typically be there for the beginning and the end. Unless they want me to stay for the entire inspection I don't stay for the rest.
For buyers and sellers.
TeamChi - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. Yes
100% of the time
I have never attended home inspections but think it is a good practice for the agents who have time.
They should include this as continuing educations credits that's how useful it is. Inspections & all that it relates to are one one of the cores of Real Estate
If you are claiming to be a "Buyers Agent" then you have a fiduciary duty to put the clients best interest above your own desire not to bother being there. As a professional buyers agent, we are always there at inspections, regardless if the buyer is there are not.
There is NO WAY an agent that does not attend an inspection can properly negotiate repairs when they were not there. You have to SEE where the problem is and EVALUATE the seriousness of what it is.
Not being there is the equivalent of making an offer on a property that you have never seen. Not cool.
Today it is rare . At times I try and make a cameo appearance !
No. That would be a waste of my time.
Honestly, that is like watching paint dry. We typically are there for the end when the inspector gives a summary.
Always so I am better abled to answer questions and know what if anything to ask for.
No sir never have
I used to attend all that I could. Now, not so much!
Yes. It's also good experience for first time home buyers.
David is there every minute....and sometims in the case of transferring buyers, he is the only one there...AND he always comes at the end of inspections on our listings as well ...not all inspectors are created equally and the one who said the shingles were all upside down and backwards on the 2 year old home needed some....uh....supervision.