Rhode Island: Testimonial for a Great Inspector - House Doctor Home Inspections

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Every prospective home-buyer needs a good home inspection. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Unfortunately, there are too many Sellers out there that are willing to try to cover up a defect at a property in order to get the best price on their sale. Now, don't label me a Negative Nancy or Debbie Downer... it's just the simple truth. And buyer beware... some (not many) realtors may recommend a not-so-qualified home inspector in order to get to the closing table as soon as possible.

Another post today by Paul Silver addressed a "sadly unprofessional home inspector, who walked through the property explaining his opinions and forecasting doom for the property, all the while repeating that Realtors hate him." I don't support this type of activity. However, I also do not support the activities of Realtors who try (in order to possibly preserve the sale) to talk away serious issues that are discovered during the inspection. If something is discovered, the inspection should be used as ammunition to have a serious issue addressed or to give the prospective Buyer a chance to walk away from a nightmare.

That being said, last week I had a chance to visit a property during a home inspection with a prospective buyer. She is a good friend of mine and I will most likely be conducting the closing. The home inspector (Don) was from House Doctor Home Inspections. Now I've seen and heard positive and negative reports about both the home inspector chains and the one-man jobs. I'm telling you here: this one-man team inspection was right on the money.

The inspector took his time around the house. He didn't talk to the agents. He pointed out each detail to the prospective home-buyers. He explained how everything worked. He detailed what items needed addressing. He went over the difference between a minor cosmetic issue and a major structural issue. He took two hours to go through the entire house and left no stone unturned.

So, if you're looking for a qualified home inspection by a qualified inspector, give Don a call at House Doctor Home Inspections:

Don Lariviere
House Doctor Home Inspections
P.O. Box 17546
Esmond, RI 02917
Click HERE for the website

Any questions? Give me a call at 401.921.5114, extension 17.
Richard M. Bianculli Jr., Esq.
Supreme Title and Escrow, Inc.
171 Service Ave, Bldg 2, Suite 302A
Warwick, RI 02886
E-mail me at rbianculli@supremetitleri.com
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Comments (3)

Bill Roberts
Brooks and Dunphy Real Estate - Oceanside, CA
"Baby Boomer" Retirement Planner

Rich, Most professional real estate agents really appreciate the burden that a good inspector lifts from our backs. Those agents that bad-mouth inspectors haven't come to grips with "risk management" yet.

Bill Roberts

P.S. I'm glad you found a good one.

Nov 06, 2007 06:52 AM
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495

Rich:  Now THAT's a referral!

Mike in Tucson

Nov 07, 2007 02:33 AM
Therese VanderMeer
Midwest Properties of MI - Grand Rapids - Jenison, MI
Realtor-Greater Grand Rapids, MI area communities
Rich,  Sounds like you've found a home inspector that all involved can have confidence in.  Good for you and what a fabulous referral for him.  Doesn't get any better than that.
Nov 07, 2007 09:40 AM