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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I think that your clients hire you for your expert opinion, best to give it to them.

Nov 18, 2016 09:33 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Well I do it both ways, and it depends on the buyers. I had one couple that had no idea what they were doing. They were getting FHA financing. I went through the inspection report and pointed out items that would certainly be an issue when the appraiser came out. Otherwise the buyers would have let everything go. When the appraisal came back...we had no repairs that needed to be addressed. The seller was very agreeable to doing the repairs so the property would fiance and sell. 

Nov 18, 2016 08:51 AM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I want a copy of the report. I go over each item on the summary report with the buyer. We ask questions or for clarification from the inspector if need be. i give the buyer my opinion and then ask them what they want to do.

Nov 18, 2016 08:48 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I really like the inspectors who print out the report at the time of inspection and we are able to question any items of concerns.  I go over the report with the buyer so I know exactly what repairs are requested and how to write them up.

Nov 18, 2016 08:39 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Debbie Reynolds - I always request it - and buyers are fine with it. 

Usually if something important, I do point out.

Nov 18, 2016 03:48 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

with my buyers permission I also get a copy.  I don't recommend unless I feel they are leaving out somehing of a safety nature then i speak up. And when people are nit picking I sometimes explain they need to dial it back.

Nov 18, 2016 02:25 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

It's always good to be on the same page with your Buyers.

Nov 18, 2016 12:03 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Send me a copy so I can review it and then go over it with the client so they don't have to be calmed down over a minor thing after the fact.

Nov 18, 2016 11:04 AM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I like for my buyers look it over.  I get a feel for what is important to them by doing so.  I can then make suggestions.  mark

Nov 18, 2016 11:01 AM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

All reports go to me first so I can evaluate them and have my recommedations ready.

Nov 18, 2016 10:55 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

I always ask for the report up front so I know when the buyers do what the issue are so we can discuss next steps. I like to hear what the buyers have to say but offer recommendations as well (e.g, having a licensed professional do certain work with receipts provided).

Nov 18, 2016 08:49 AM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
Savvy + Company (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC

I review the items with them at the house following the verbal report from the inspector and counsel them at that time.  We both then receive the report, I highlight the items that I understood that they want the seller to repair.  I send them an email with the highlighted report to be certain that I have everything they want requested.  Then present the repair request with the highlighted items to the listing agent.  

Nov 18, 2016 11:51 AM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
CEO of Vision Drive Realty - Coastal San Diego

I've never done it any other way; I get a copy, the buyer, seller & listing agent all do too, all at once. I review it with my clients after they have read it.

Nov 18, 2016 09:31 AM
Paul Antonelli
Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
Broker Owner; Antonelli Realty

They always send it to both, here

Nov 18, 2016 08:10 PM
Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

I want a copy of it. Otherwise they tend to freak out.

Nov 18, 2016 08:04 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

I ask buyers to allow inspector to copy me on report, so we could later discuss intelligently and I help buyers with their decisions, as in what's worth fighting for, etc.

Nov 18, 2016 07:55 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     My Buyers (and I) are usually present for the inspection.  Also, I use Inspectors who use a laptop; they email the report to the seller, buyer, and agents before they leave the property.

Nov 18, 2016 11:41 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I try to get the report first and make a list of the real issues

Nov 18, 2016 11:18 AM
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

I get a copy and as well as the buyer. 

Nov 18, 2016 10:11 AM
HOLD REALTY - Scottsdale, AZ
Top Real Estate Agent in Scottsdale, Arizona

Typically that would be up to the buyer, and the agreement between the contracting parties. If a buyer is in a position to move forward with requesting repairs from a seller, it may be a good practice at that time or earlier for all parties to provide written acknowledgement of the current report. Obtaining a current report specific to the transacting parties in a particular agreement can also be beneficial and is likely a good practice. Surprise, AZ Homes for Sale at Real Estate Agent in Surprise, Arizona WHITE TANK REAL ESTATE, LLC

Nov 19, 2016 07:09 AM
Anna "Banana" Kruchten
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Here in AZ it is part of the contract for the home inspection report to be given to the agents. Buyers and I meet with inspector at the end of the inspection to review the findings. He then emails the full report along with a summary to buyer and myself.  Buyers and I discuss and we go through what they want to ask for and what is probably not going to fly.  We are in the process of changing how it's done next Febuary and I can't wait.  The last change in contract totally messed it up inspections and it's been a nitemare to deal with some inspections request as they go on and on and killers.

Nov 19, 2016 06:51 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

 I make it a practice to ask the buyer to allow the home inspector to send me a copy of the home inspection which has never been denied ....

Nov 19, 2016 04:29 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I want a copy either from the buyer or the inspector.

Nov 19, 2016 04:04 AM
Kathryn Acciari
Central One Federal Credit Union - Shrewsbury, MA
Mortgage Loan Originator

If the buyer makes repair requests, then I ask for the report along with permission to send to the listing agent. Otherwise, I do not ask for the inspection report.

Nov 19, 2016 03:33 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Our Inspectors are not permitted to share their report with anyone but their client, usually the Buyer.

Nov 19, 2016 03:22 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate Services

I employ a consultative approach.  Reviewed. Discussed. Make recommendations. I advice on possible risks / consequences of asking for a list of petty repairs.  Ultimately, the clients decide but not without my input. 

Nov 19, 2016 03:12 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do not want the report or the summary of the report.

Send me the request for repairs, if any,  regarding what the buyer wants and we'll go from there.

Nov 19, 2016 02:48 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

I ask the buyer to allow the inspector send me the report also so I can discuss it with the buyer.

Nov 19, 2016 01:02 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Debbie Reynolds Some items are mandatory Walk-Through items and require repair. It is good to go over the report with the buyer.

Nov 19, 2016 12:43 AM
Jeanne Gregory
RE/MAX Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
The most important home I sell is YOURS!

Sure.  And I go over it with the buyer. It's always amazing to me the things a buyer may hone in on.  I just had one that had plumbing and electrical problems along with some minor exterior rotted wood.  My buyer wanted the seller to repair all the rotten wood.  Seems Mr. Buyer has a son who is an electrician and a son in law who is a plumber! 

Nov 18, 2016 10:53 PM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

I always get a complimentary copy

Nov 18, 2016 10:51 PM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Prop. Mgr, Wenatchee, WA

The buyers were usually at the inspection on my transactions so there were no surprises on the report.  I always got the report first and met with the buyers to discuss any potential work order requests.  

Nov 18, 2016 10:01 PM
Harry F. D'Elia III
WEDO Real Estate and Beyond, LLC - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I request a copy to be sent to me for review

Nov 18, 2016 09:55 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

My buyers always want me to have a copy of it so we can review it. Often my buyers are not at the inspection..either at work or out of town.

Nov 18, 2016 09:54 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Like to receive a copy. Prefer inspectors who can print it out at the inspection so it can be immediately reviewed.

Nov 18, 2016 09:51 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

In my experience, the inspector provides the report to the selling agent along with the buyer.   I attend the inspection along with the buyer and the inspector reviews his/her findings at that time.  The actual report is either delivered at that time or later that evening via email.  

Repairs, credits, price adjustments are discussed during the initial client meeting and then again when the offer is written as the purchase agreement in California is "as is".   

Nov 18, 2016 09:48 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I agree with Margaret.

Nov 18, 2016 09:34 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I always demand and expect a copy of the report, so I can filter through the list of items inpreparation of a deicussion with the buyers

Nov 18, 2016 09:19 PM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I ask for a copy to be sent to me as well, and both my buyers and I will review. Then I'll provide some suggestions/direction and let them decide what to ask for in terms of repairs.

Nov 18, 2016 08:51 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

I always wanted to see the inspection report, even if the buyer's agent relayed what they wanted before the report was submitted!!

Nov 18, 2016 08:49 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My inspectors automatically copy me on the reports when sent to my clients. My buyers always want me to see a copy and often send me a copy of theirs as soon as they receive it. I review each report and then have a discussion with my clients as to what makes sense to ask for in repairs.

Nov 18, 2016 08:42 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

We go over the report together & try to take out the nonsense that the inspector put in. That way, the buyer sounds rational to the seller. 

On the listing side, it's hard to get a copy of the report in our area sometimes. Just had one where the inspector took no pictures. Imagine that in this digital age.

Nov 18, 2016 08:03 PM
Realty Executives Associates - Knoxville, TN
Realty Executives Associates Knoxville, TN

The Buyer should always review the report. Buyers look to us for guidance and we must be well educated on needful repairs vs. cosmetic repairs. Prior to purchasing and again prior to and after inspection, I remind my Buyers to look for costly repairs or repairs that required a licensed professional (electrician, plumber, etc). I explain that repairs cosmetic in nature are often of less importance than electrical or plumbing (or even roof or foundational) issues and those are issues we need to address. Clearly, if there were cosmetic repairs we knew that prior to writing the offer so focus on needful repairs. 

Nov 18, 2016 06:40 PM
Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

What Debe Maxwell said.  We discuss at the house at the time of the inspection, they take time to read the report and then we discuss again. 

Nov 18, 2016 06:22 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

In VA, we have to provide the report with any repair requests, so the agent and buyer usually get it at the same time.  However, the decision as to what to ask for is always up to the buyer.  

Nov 18, 2016 01:11 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I advise them what it means and what items are essential since most homes are as is. 

Nov 18, 2016 10:31 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

We require a copy

Nov 18, 2016 09:34 PM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, SFR®, e-PRO®, GRI, AHWD, REALTOR®

Good morning Debbie,

The report is sent to the buyer, sometimes as a courtesy the inspector will copy me. I wait for the buyer to tell me if they are satisfied with the inspections. Some but very few ask for repairs, most all customers know and understand the inspections reports. They hire a professional home inspector and they know to ask if they have questions or further recommendations in order to move forward with the contract.

Nov 18, 2016 09:11 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD


Nov 18, 2016 07:08 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I always ask the inspector to copy me, and the buyer(s) and I go over the report together.

Nov 23, 2016 03:43 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I always like to have the report also or at least the summary page.

Nov 21, 2016 12:57 AM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I ask for the report, often will go over it with my buyer and let them take the lead unless there is a glaring hidden defect they missed

Nov 20, 2016 10:18 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

I agree with Bob Crane 

Nov 20, 2016 01:38 PM