I did a home inspection last week on a bankowned property. I got there on time and listing agent opened up the home for me. I found the water and the gas off. Told the agent. Well it is not HIS job to ensure the utilities are on, go ahead and do what you can. No I can't do that without speaking with my clients. I call the clients and they want all utilites on so I can do a full inspection. The agent is ruffled. I tell him to call me when the gas and water is on and we can reschedule. Three days later, calls and we set it up, he said he will leave the front door unlocked. I get there. The gas is on, the water is not. Call the agent. He said he 'thought' the water was supposed to be on as well. We reschedule. I go out there again and the water and gas and electric are on. I do my inspection. My clients are very happy that I was "willing" to make three trips to the home to inspect it for them.
The thing is that this listing agent never even said thank you,OR, say can I buy you lunch or some gasoline for coming out three times? NOPE, not a word, like it is MY job to endure these kinds of things.
My gas to this home I calculated to be $6 per trip. No, it was only $12 extra that I had to pay to do the job and maybe some may say it is "part of doing business." Well, how about at least a thank you?!
I just don't get the lack of manners of some "professionals"