The home inspector and the parents

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Real Estate Agent with Smart Green Realty

I liked the home inspector right way. He was a retired, electrical engineer who loved old houses. He invited us to speak up if we noticed anything. The buyers--a young couple--were there. The wife's Dad and her uncle came too. The Dad found the leak in the garage. The young wife found they key clue--a barely visible patch on the dining room wall where wetness was just starting to make the paint bubble. The inspector was puzzled when the relatively new boiler failed to fire. Then Bingo! He realized there was probably a burst pipe behind the wall. You can never have too many eyes for a building inspection.

Comments (2)

Andrew Payne RealtorĀ® Richmond VA Homes For Sale~804-938-5257~
Piedmont Real Estate - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, Real Estate, SRESĀ®, NAR Green

Zeta,

It's great that an extra set of eyes at a home inspection helped to find a leaking boiler pipe.  It's always a good idea to have a detailed inspection.  Good luck to you in 2014!

Jan 19, 2014 12:39 AM
Jean Hedren, CRS ABR SRES RSPS
Edina Realty, Inc. - Gordon, WI
Your Northwest Wisconsin Realtor

I wonder if the inspector agrees. I have had other experiences where the parents of the buyers attended the inspection and offered inaccurate advice to their children. If the inspector is professional, best to defer to their expertise.

Jan 19, 2014 12:44 AM