Who Inspected This Hole In My Candy Bar?

Real Estate Agent with UTR Texas Realtors

I was fixing to eat a bite sized candy bar when I noticed that the chocolate had not thoroughly covered the almond and coconut center. A good sized hole was left and this lady with bad eye site could clearly see the coconut and almond through that hole. How odd, I thought, I had never seen a piece of candy that had any kind of fault.


My wandering mind remembered about a recent post about a client who did not want to have an inspection done on the home that they made an offer on. Who would not want that? It is so important. 

Everything goes through inspections… our shirts, pants, under clothing, cookware; literally everything has a sticker or a piece of paper exclaiming that this item was inspected by someone. This means that people make mistakes sometimes so an inspection is warranted.


Inspections are done so that the buyer or current owner can be sure that nothing is wrong with the object of the inspection. I have my home inspected for termites, my car inspected to prove to the state that my truck is safe to drive on Texas roadways. Any rental building that rents to a new business has to have an inspection prior to reconnecting to the power poles so that there will no issues prior to turning on electricity. 

So if everything has to be inspected…should that not tell you that an inspection is important? You can’t make your client get an inspection but you can insure that you will not be in litigation because they did not get one. Have them sign the “Inspector” TREC form that clearly states “I refuse an inspection” and states the address.

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Emily Medvec
Realty One of Santa Fe - Santa Fe, NM
Realtor | Serving Santa Fe & Northern NM
Wonderful connection from candy to inspections. Like you, I assume food aka candy is inspected u someone who can see and your piece of candy unfortunately became news. As for home inspections, we always recommend. Thank you for your common sense logic to add to our list of reasons. Suggested!
Mar 17, 2012 12:56 PM #1
Brenda Mullen
RE/MAX Access - Schertz, TX
Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!!

Inspections are indeed important so that it gives the buyer an awarenes of those things that need attention.  Great analogy to compare the candy bar to inspections..guess someone over looked the hole, lol :)!

Mar 17, 2012 01:01 PM #2
Lindsey Hasford
Edina Realty - Elk River, MN
Bringing you home...

Sometimes it's the little things that remind us why the big things are important isn't it? I have eaten more peanut m&m's that didn't have peanuts in them.... but hollow middles. I know that an inspection wouldn't matter because they 'appear' to have a middle, but I alway think it's interesting.

Mar 17, 2012 01:06 PM #3
Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Susie, great analogy, whoever skips a inspection is NUTS, as in Almond Nuts and Mounds!

Mar 17, 2012 01:13 PM #4
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Sussie... what an absolutely awesome post.  I just love it.  I must admit that I buy the bite-sized Milky Way bars myself... but it was just yesterday at Target that I noticed the Almond Joy bite-sized bars.  I actually held it in my hand... contemplating whether to just "go ahead"... but phooey, I didn't.  But now, with THIS post "egging me on"... tomorrow the folks at my neighborhood Target will see a visit from me.

Now... about the inspections, and your post.  What a great way to weave the two ideas together.  Everything we have has been... (hopefully) inspected at least once before we get it.  One would only think that buyers would see the sense in having their new home-to-be inspected before they actually move in... and, in Texas... before their "option period" expires.

I don't know if you have ever had a buyer who did NOT want to have an inspection... but showing them this post would be a great way to help change their minds.  Again... thanks for a great post... and thanks for making me smile tonight. --->>   <smile>


Mar 17, 2012 01:22 PM #5
Rose King
UTR, Texas Realtors - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

I love the way you link the candy bar to the inspection, Sussie! Great advice, and a great post! :)

Mar 17, 2012 01:54 PM #6
Elite Home Sales Team
Elite Home Sales Team OC - Corona del Mar, CA
A Tenacious and Skilled Real Estate Team

Inspections are a good thing and even if you have an inspection, something can be missed.  We do need to have inspections because we are better off and it is a rare thing to miss something.

Mar 17, 2012 02:18 PM #7
Sharon Parisi
United Real Estate Dallas - Dallas, TX
Dallas Homes

This is such a clever post.  It is interesting that some buyers question whether they should have inspections.  BTW, I have noted the same poor quality in candy bars!!!

Mar 17, 2012 02:48 PM #8
Caprice Couselle Realtor Morristown Homes For Sale
Keller Williams Realty - Morristown, NJ
First Time Home Buyers,Relocation,Horse Farms

I totally agree. I always advise my clients to have an inspection,even on new construction. My buyer who hadn't understood my reasoning,initially . Was very happy when an unenclosed part of the roof was discovered. It was in the spring . Spring showers bring May flowers. Caprice

Mar 17, 2012 03:02 PM #9
Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker ABR, GRI

What about Re inspections? Send that candy over here and I will reinspect it for you!

Mar 19, 2012 12:05 PM #10
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