Should the Listing Agent attend the Buyer's Home Inspection??
I was just scanning some agent websites, and ran across the statement that the Listing Agent should attend the BUYERS home inspection? WHAT?
Here is my take on this, and I look forward to the thoughts and suggestions of others.
We are Under Contract to purchase a home. As part of our contract, we recevied the Seller's Disclosure Statement. You've told us what you do, or don't know about your home. We'll operate on the presumption you told the truth.
We do our home inspection and find way more things that are issues. For example, let's say we found a major problem with the foundation. If you did not disclose this, so be it. But now we have found out, and you know too.
Our deal falls apart for whatever reason. You now are obligated to update your Disclosure Statement to reflect the fact that you know your home has a foundation problem.
When I have a listing,when the home inspection is done, I don't want to SEE the report. Just send me an Amendment to Address Concerns With Property and let me know what you want fixed, and we will work from there. If my Seller sees the full Inspection Report, they are now obligated to disclose everything that report lists, because they KNOW about it.
Another option is to have your home pre-inspected and then you know what issues there may be, as well as what you might be able to repair now and eliminate some problems with your sale in the future.
Should the Listing Agent Attend the Buyer's Home Inspection?