Seminar on Plumbing and Structural Deficiencies

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Capital 0225181298

This morning i attended a class on Plumbing and Structural Deficiencies that surprisingly enough was interesting! I guess my home remodeling has paid off and I am more knowledgeable than I thought!  What I learned today was that home inspectors are a necessity and a do a great service for us as realtors and for buyers and sellers.

 My most recent buyers requested that they did their own home inspection as they are in the construction business and  "know what to look for".  What I learned after following them around for 2 hours and trying to write down what they said was wrong was this.  When you use a home inspector they kind of lead you and tell you what needs to be done - which is fantastic.  They know when a specialist or a engineer needs to be brought in. Without the assistance of a home inspector - you may know that something is not right - but you may not know what route to take to fix it. 

 I will continue to encourage my buyers to get home inspections! I have a newfound respect for the work that they do .  Heck - just crawling in those crawl spaces is too much for me.  Thank you home inspectors!

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Susan Oliver
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RE/MAX Executive Club 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
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Comments (2)

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

One of the reasons I enjoy attending home inspections is because I always learn something new. I follow the inspector around and ask questions. Although, I've done my fair share of remodeling work, nobody can ever know everything. But I'm like you, I'm not going under the house in the crawl space, ick, ick.

Dec 15, 2007 05:41 AM
Debbie Summers
Charles Rutenberg Realty - New Smyrna Beach, FL

Learn everything you can...  I spent 12 years working for a general contractor and had no building knowledge when I began...  after 12 years, I could take a set of plan, bid the project and build it out.  I think if you are educated about construction you have an advantage over everyone else in the workplace. 

Jan 13, 2008 03:22 AM