In less than 24 hours you will....read the inspection amendment...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams 414-525-0563 57026-90 Broker

   In  Wisconsin,  after an inspection the Buyer may request repairs or replacements...further examination by specialists in Home  inspectorvarious trades and that is to be expected on any inspection...despite what Sellers or Listing agents want to believe....the perfect house is hard to find.

   We got an amendment that "required" further examination by people licensed in various trades...not only people...but specific people who cannot be used and those who can....say what ?    Some of those people listed either by profession or name have not proven to be "correct" in our experience....and in fact very wrong.   Evaluation by professionals in specific trades to our minds is a GOOD thing...home inspectors cannot be and should not pretend to be experts in electricity, plumbing, foundations etc.   We accept and agree with that....people by name....hmmmmm...how qualified is the agent to discern how qualified a specific person is in one trade or the use of crossing the lineone trade over another....they are not....that is in our opinion, more than one step over the line of expertise....or lack thereof.

     Know what you know and what you don't know....don't influence your Buyers as a Buyer's agent with information you "assume" to be true or think you know better than the people who have learned the trade and had successful experience.  Calling out people by name and trades you "assume" are correct without the benefit of having been that trade or an allied trade....as an agent is again....waaay over that line no one wants to have a buyer cross.  You should not want it as a Buyer's agent..OR as a listing agent.

       Being objective is hard....stepping over lines...is clumsy and unprofessional....let the people best qualified figure out the issues...whether you know them...like them..heard their names...but are not qualified to determine their qualifications for a specific structural  or mechanial evaluation.

     This has been a  cautionary post brought to you by Sally K.  & David L. Hanson, Broker Associates with Keller Williams honored to be of service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Sally K. & David L. Hanson, ABR, CDPE, CSS, e-Pro,ILHM, REDS


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Kathy Streib
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Sally and David- your reputation is on the line when you refer someone! If you want to maintain your client’s trust make sure you know your referral and the quality of their work.

Nov 28, 2017 07:51 PM #1
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George Souto
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Sally and David what is the saying about "ASS-U-ME", and that is what those who step over the line do.

Nov 28, 2017 08:16 PM #2
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anything can be agreed to so no harm in asking.  Perhaps they checked with the BBB and found information about one of those "can't use" vendors that would indeed make them a very bad choice.  Plus, just "negotiate" right back that if your seller is going to pay they get to choose.  

Nov 28, 2017 10:12 PM #3
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
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My referral list for trades is VERY short.  I have been made to look bad before and that's not fun. 

However, just because a trade is called or has done a repair does not mean the problem has been solved.  Once the seller had a "licensed electrician" come to repair something.  My clients had a funny feeling, and asked me back.  What was done was wrong.  So here I was contesting the "expert" after the fact.  So I looked the guy up and found his license was revoked by Virginia 2 years prior for, um, bad work.  And the game goes on...

Nov 29, 2017 02:22 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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This is excellent advice to share. All of us need to be careful with our statements and our recommendations.

Nov 29, 2017 04:13 AM #5
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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We are blessed with several excellent inspectors here on activerain - but not every inspector is great and a specialized review by an expert is frequently important - great post! 

Nov 29, 2017 04:33 AM #6
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Lou Ludwig
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Sally and David

The inspection amendment will have massive impact in that state of Wisconsin . . . . The amendment needs the people who are experts on the topic input.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Nov 29, 2017 07:42 PM #7
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Sally and David - this is one more example of your being the client's trusted advisor.

Nov 30, 2017 09:04 AM #8
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