We have all been unhappy with a service provided to us at one time or another. This article in Journal Star is a case where a Real Estate agent sent out an e-mail to 400 colleagues with a comment that the Home Inspector was a “Total Idiot”. That comment cost the Home Inspector an estimated $50,000 in business. He felt that the agent thought he was “overly critical”. The Home Inspector asked for a retraction and formal apology from the agent. Since he didn’t get what he asked for the Home Inspector from Lincoln Nebraska sued and filed a complaint with the Real Estate Commission of Nebraska.
Some of us that do Home Inspections do them just how we would expect someone to do them for us or our family, thorough. While the agent didn’t appreciate this the buyer probably did. The fact is that no home will be perfect and many of the items on the list of defects are usually small deferred maintenance items anyways. If your unhappy with the inspection talk to the Home Inspector. A simple comment could end up costing you.