Is There Home Inspection Etiquette ?

Reblogger Debbie Reynolds
Real Estate Agent with Platinum Properties TN Broker: 208698

The title is enough to grab you and make you want to read this. I promise it is worth your time.

Original content by Hannah Williams


Recently I had a home inspection on a property it was one of my listings . It was a vacant listing the sale did not go through . My seller who is very conscientious checks on this property weekly  . When she walked into the property she found the electrical panel box sitting on the floor . There was an electrical outlet plug  left unscrewed from the wall . The radon canisters that were supposed to be picked up still there . There were also footprints on the pool table above which hung a light fixture . Needless to say the seller  was very upset .


Sitting on the kitchen counter was the buyers agents business  card . Instead of calling me she called the agent as she was very upset . She wanted to know why her house was left like this . She also demanded the radon canisters be removed immediately . They had been sitting there for five days longer then it should have  . The seller then called me .  I was also upset but we both agreed it would not get us anywhere .

radon canister

The house is back on the market so  having radon canisters hanging is not something  that should be there  . The other agent promised the canisters would be removed that day (was not )  and apologized . 


An Electrician is going over tomorrow to fix the other items . Now the flood lights are on we do not know how to shut them off . Today I finally received a call from the radon company asking for access to pick up the canisters   Hopefully they remove them


The 10 most common things to expect from a home inspection 


Would you as a buyer's agent call the listing agent to explain or just lock up and leave the house ?



Is There Home Inspection Etiquette ?

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Thom Abbott |770.713.1505 | Intown Atlanta GA Condo Living - Atlanta, GA
Midtown Atlanta GA Condos For Sale

WOW! Just wow! 

Can't believe and agent, or an inspector would leave a home like that. Never seen that here, but then again, Never say Never, right?

Jun 20, 2018 03:55 PM #1
Dee Toohey
Innovative Realty Solutions Group - Longwood, FL
Broker, ABR, AHWD, CIPS, FMS, ePro

I've seen it all...I think.  


Jun 20, 2018 04:19 PM #2
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Yep, I have seen it. Once had an inspector break a window blind (it was perfect when he walked in). Then had the gall to include it as "broken" in the inspection report.

Jun 20, 2018 04:31 PM #3
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good evening Debbie Reynolds,

Well I missed this one! Thank you for re-blogging this post! I'm off to read Hannah Williams 's post. Thank you!

Jun 20, 2018 05:18 PM #4
Michelle Carr-Crowe Just Call 408-252-8900 Top 1%!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

This goes to show why we always have a team member attend ALL home inspections.

Jun 20, 2018 06:09 PM #5
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I would be spreading this guys name all over  the area as to how he operated

Jun 20, 2018 07:00 PM #6
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Yes I saw this post from our friend Hannah Williams  indeed it is a great reblog, Endre

Jun 20, 2018 09:14 PM #7
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD
Roy and Dolores Kelley Photographs

Thank you very much, Debbie, for sharing this excellent reblog selection.

Jun 21, 2018 04:23 AM #8
Hannah Williams
Re/Max Eastern inc. - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818

Debbie Reynolds  Thank you for the re-blog it is greatly appreciated . Did not see it Dorie Dillard let me know

Jun 21, 2018 09:19 AM #9
Dan Hopper
Keller Williams Realty Downtown LLC - Denver, CO
Denver Realtor / Author / Advocate/Short Sale

This is definitely not acceptable and the profesionalism is very poor!  Thanks for the re-posting of this topic, since I missed it the first time around!!

Jun 21, 2018 09:38 AM #10
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