Everything started out as usual.
Client called asking about my inspection choices, prices and qualifications. Set the inspection for a couple days later at 5:30PM per the client's request (he didn't want to take a day off work).
Began the inspection with my usual "rap" about what to expect during the inspection. The agent chimed in that this was a "pre-offer inspection".
The back-story is that this client had an offer accepted on a previous home (foreclosure) and decided not to complete the deal (he didn't get into details of why). Apparently, he had to jump through all kinds of hoops to get his earnest money back. This must have been last fall, as his previous inspector did not renew his license (IL renewal was Nov 31, 2008).
He and his agent thought that having an inspection BEFORE they made an offer on this property (a short sale) would alleviate the headaches if this property also was not up to the clients needs.
With the abundance of foreclosure/short sale properties out there, I was wondering if anyone else had used this method and what y'all think of it.