New home inspections Are they really needed? No say's the brokers.

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New home inspections Are they really needed? No say's the brokers.

I was making my usual rounds yesterday. I did get to meet with Two of the four brokers.

Both told me that they were selling a lot of the new homes in the subdivisions they represent.

I told them, that I have not received a call from a single agent that was requesting a home inspection for these "Sold Homes". The only homes I have been inspecting from those subdivisions were the buyers calling for the home inspection because they found me online after they were told the home did not need a home inspection and the agents wanted them to sign a waiver for the home inspection.

When talking to one broker. He told me that the homes come with a One year warranty.

Really? A one year warranty that covers the structural integrity of the home. That's it one year? Not much of a "Being proud of what you built" warranty is it. I know that a One year warranty is the norm for the builder but it should be a five year unlimited warranty IMO.

BROKER: It's a new home what could be wrong?

ME: A lot of things.

BROKER: That's why there is a warranty.

ME: A warranty is only for the items the buyer knows to be faulty. If the buyer has no inspection then how are they going to know the issues of the home if there are any?

BROKER: Let the warranty do it's thing.

ME: I have inspected homes in this subdivision and all of the homes I have inspected had issues significant enough to have the builder rep have to resolve these issues before closing.

If there is no inspection, then the buyers have no Ides what may be wrong with the home until they want to sell the home and a competent home inspector issues a report. Then who's fault is it?

BROKER: Not the agency's fault. The buyer has the option for a home inspection when they buy the home.

ME: But you said they don't need a home inspection on these new homes.

BROKER: They don't.

And that was about the end of that impromptu meeting.

I left more confused than when i entered the place wanting to get the point across that home inspections even on new homes are still needed.

What about the issues that I found when I inspected those other homes in the same subdivision?

They would still be there if not for the buyer calling for a New Home Inspection.

 

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Clint  McKie

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Rainmaker
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Hello Raymond,

I would think so, but I still think the Brokers don't want the inspection because it could if issues are present delay the sale a couple of days or a week.

Have a good day in Rochester.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 09:49 PM #24
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Hi Roy,

Very well put. I am thinking that getting to the closing table has the agents wanting to move to swiftly.

Have a nice day in Gaithersburg my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 09:50 PM #25
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Hi Ginny,

Very well put. Short of being able to do that. How do we change the thinking of the brokers and their agents?

Have a great day in North Kingstown.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 09:52 PM #26
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Hi Mr. Bond,

We think alike. I think it is all about saving time and closing very quickly. Get the money and run.

Have a nice day in Ohio my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 09:53 PM #27
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Hi Tom,

No matter if there is a five year warranty. If issues are found then they need to be corrected. I think this is why the agents don't want the inspection. "What you see is what you get".

Have a good day in Placerville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 09:55 PM #28
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Hi Anita,

My thoughts exactly. They are thinking bottom line when they should be protecting the buyers and them selves.

Have a great day in Warner Robins.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 09:57 PM #29
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Hi Adrian,

So true, There are a lot of issues I have found in hidden places. If not inspected, then these would never have come to light. But when they want to sell the home....

Have a good day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 09:58 PM #30
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Hi Charles,

I think it's the "I don't want to know" but then it screws the buyer in the long run!

Have a nice day in Seattle my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:00 PM #31
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Hi Debbie,

I have done posts that are about inspecting brand new homes all over the state. All of the homes but One and only One had issues. Get a home inspection to protect the buyer seller and the agents.

Have a good day in Clarksville.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:02 PM #32
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Hi Jon,

That's the way it should be. We offer a service that protects every on in a transaction. Why not use the service?

Have a nice day in Lane County.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:04 PM #33
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Hi Rob,

And only as good as the issues if found are taken care of. Out of sight and they will never get taken care of. Then the buyer wants to sell, the next buyer gets a home inspection and bingo. Now everyone is mad at everyone.

Have a great day in Bristol my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:06 PM #34
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Hi Marc,

And that's the way it should be. Even if it is a new home or not.

Have a good day in Pa.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:07 PM #35
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Hello Micheal,

Even more reason that there should be a home inspection. If they build them really fast. Then there should be phase inspections along the way.

Have a great day in Brentwood.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:09 PM #36
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Hi James D.

I hope your right. s of today things are pretty slow. This is why I was trying to drum up  some business any business.

Have a great day in Rogers my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:11 PM #37
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Hi Jay,

Is that kinda like telling them the bridge is out and they try to cross it anyway?

Don't they realize a inspection can protect all parties involved. No inspection and then no protection.

Have a nice day inspecting in the Bristow area today.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:16 PM #38
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Hi Conrad,

Until, the time comes to pay for all that bliss. Then what was saved or accomplished.

Have  good day in Webster my friend.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 29, 2014 10:17 PM #39
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I'll be closing a new construction in a couple of weeks.  You better believe will be having a home inspection and walk through before signing on the dotted line.

Jan 30, 2014 07:52 PM #40
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Hi John.

Good call, about what is the cost for a home inspection in and around the Duke city. Just curious.

Have a nice day in Albuquerque.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 30, 2014 08:00 PM #41
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 Good morning, Clint. IMHO, this broker seems to live in fear. Sadly, there are many on-site agents that do not want home inspections and they blow smoke up the buyers posterior touting, "This property has been inspected by the codes department." What a joke! Just another case of buyer beware.

Jan 31, 2014 06:18 PM #42
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Hi Michael,

I hear the JHA claim all the time. They look for different things if they even look at all, There has nit been a new home I have inspected except ONE that did not have issues.

Always get a home inspection.

Have a great Weekend in Brentwood

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 31, 2014 07:06 PM #43
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