There are varying degrees of expertise in every profession. If you have been practicing real estate for a while...you have met agents, managers, contractors...and inspectors with different levels of experience.
Our belief with licensed home inspectors in Wisconsin is that they are not to quote repairs...they are to evaluate the home's condition and caution with further evaluation by a specific professional if necessary. Which does not mean everything from the foundation to the chimney needs further examination...which is the practice of some inspectors.
Our MLS provides for room names and sizes with the disclaimer that all sizes are approximate. The room sizes are roundeed to the nearest foot and inches and fractions of inches are not included. When an inspection is completed, the inspection report is given to the selling agent and Buyer and in turn is given to the lisiting agent to share with the Sellers. At this time, per the offer to purchase, there is a timeline during which the Buyers may request repair or evaluation of the items on the inspector's report.
The Selling agent called to let us know that the inspection report would be sent shortly and said...."The Buyers were disappointed wih the size of the rooms." Pardon moi.....Didn't they walk thru the house...more than once and write an offer ...? Yes they did.....the agent admitted. The rooms did not change size...they "approximate" the measurements in the MLS description.
"We'll see what they want to do about the smaller rooms," he quipped. I can hardly wait....Oh Joy. Would there be a price reduction requested on the "reduction of square feet" ? Would it be based on today' s cost of increasing the footprint of the house ?
It isn't a "Bouncy House" that can be blown up to a larger size to suit the imagined dimensions the Buyers have in mind.
It takes all kinds....of Buyers, Inspectors and Agents....part of what keeps this business interesting...and sometimes, challenging.
If you or anyone you know is looking for agents who are ready for any kind of challenge in Selling or Buying a home in southeastern Wisconsin, Call the Hansons, we are honored to be of service.