As an agent, when you are representing a buyer, do you recommend a home inspection? If so, I have a few questions.
Why do you recommend a particular inspector, or do you give your client a list of names?
Is price or quality of inspection your primary deciding factor?
Besides being prompt, courteous, thorough, and hopefully not scaring the heck out of your clients, what do you expect the home inspector to do?
Does your inspector follow-up with you and your clients regularly?
If so, is it to sell more services or informational? Do you like this?
The reason I decided to ask these questions is I just got back from a lunch with one of our best referring agents to discuss some of these issues. One of the things they really like is being able to call us after the inspection to discuss our findings. They appreciate the way we put some of our findings in perspective. We always try to do this while with the client on the inspection, but after they read our report, they udoubtedly get scared by some of the wording we need to put into our report. Do you, as the agent generally know what items from your inspection report you will use to negotiate? Or would you like your inspector to give recommendations on what is worth negotiating for?
Home inspections were originally designed to simply inform the new homeowner the conditions of their home before they purchase it. It has now become a negotiating tool. Do you recommend getting an inspection simply for negotiating purposes?
Do you as a listing agent price the home knowing you will have to negotiate after the inspection?
Most of these questions are in an effort to offer the best overall service to our clients and their agents. Some of these questions are because I am curious. I would appreciate any and all feedback, even if you are not a real estate agent.
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