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Wanting it Both ways

Real Estate Agent with Crown Key Realty

Earlier this week a property I am representing underwent a very detailed inspection process. We had the normal home, roof and termite inspections, but because it is a country property we also had septic, chimney and pump inspections. The process started at 7 AM and was concluded around 1 PM that afternoon. The agent representing the buyer did a great job of scheduling all of the inspection for one day and for this I am thankful.


As always during the inspection process I was concerned about about what might turn up. I wasn't expecting much because the property owner is also a licensed contractor who had kept his property in top notch shape. But, something inside me told me the inspectors would hard to find mythical problems to justify their fees and to help drive the selling price downward. I could just feel the sale dissolving before my eyes.


The inspectors really didn't find much of anything and that was a relief to both buyer and seller.


The problem I have is that I want it both ways. I love the thoroughness, and professionalism of the inspectors when working with a buyer, but when I represent the seller they morph into evil doers.


I have worked with a lot of inspectors and have come to respect most of them for the job they do and they way they do it. Still, I can't help myself as they morph between good and evil depending upon who I represent. It's not fair, I know, but it is something I struggle with anyway.


Help me out here. How do I change my somewhat warped point of view? How do you fell about inspectors when you represent buyers or sellers?


My name is Dale E. Bledsoe with Crown Key Realty and as always I may be reached at 209-481-6031.



Comments (3)

Diane Daley
Caron's Gateway Real Estate - Northumberland, NH

We have great inspectors in this area , I enjoy working with all of them, unless there is a major issue they are very helpful in building the buyers confidence in the building.

Aug 24, 2012 03:26 AM
Doug Rogers
RE/MAX Coastal Properties - Destin, FL
Your Real Estate Resource!

I look at the home inspector as the kind fellow who will keep my sorry butt out of court. When buyers uncover problems after the fact EVERYONE involved gets to go to court in my fair state. So I always hope for a tough home inspection.

Aug 24, 2012 03:49 AM
Rob Arnold
Sand Dollar Realty Group, Inc. - Altamonte Springs, FL
Metro Orlando Full Service - Investor Friendly & F

Better to know what you are getting into than to not know.  An inspection is what it is. 

Aug 24, 2012 06:06 AM