ask an home inspector

Home Inspector with Pioneer Property Inspectors LLC
Here is a place for Real estate agents to ask a licensed and certified Home Inspector those all mighty questions as WHY did my inspector report or say this. Just to give another tool into understanding OUR thought process, LOL or at least mine. So you guys and gals feel free to fire away. I do not care how technical it is. Or if you just have a general question about something you have seen somewhere. I would reallt like see what the agents can come up with... The harder the better...LOL.... bring it on...

Comments (4)

Natalie Langford
Realty Negotiations - Winchester, VA
Winchester, VA Real Estate

Great idea!  How many buyers agents as a % typically attend the home inspection?  How do we show we care without being "in the way?"



Nov 07, 2007 07:48 AM
Rod Finch
Pioneer Property Inspectors LLC - La Crosse, WI
For me as a Inspector I love to have the buyer there.. As far as the agent I'll call them when i am about to wrap up so they are there when I give my summary to the client. That way if the agent has any questions it can be addressed then. And then I do what I call the transfer of power back to the agent... That's how the client knows that the agent is the one who is the best help them from that point on. What I don't like is the sellers there for a buyers inspection. Tell them to go to Denny's and get some breakfast.
Nov 07, 2007 02:04 PM
joe smucky
smucky for you - Lacrosse, WI
How does a heat pump work? Are they really worth the money?
Nov 08, 2007 01:57 AM
Rod Finch
Pioneer Property Inspectors LLC - La Crosse, WI
Heat pumps are like a reverse-cycle air conditioner when operating in the heat mode, the evaporator and the condenser switch functions, discharging the cool air to the outside and warm to the inside. In the cooling cycle it is reversed. this is all able because of a piece called the reversing-valve that changes the direction of the refrigerant. As far as are they worth the money well it is all matter of opinion. You'll haft to do your own research and see what is right for YOUR situation. Hope this answers your question.
Nov 08, 2007 10:42 AM