Why is it my Fault? I ask myself this question every once in a while after a home inspection has "caused" the deal to go south. The story is similar in every case this has happened. Buyer calls and schedules their home inspection. Buyer says it's their first home. Buyer shows up at the home inspection. Buyer gets the report for the home inspection. Buyer agent that was NOT at the inspection, didn't see me explaining to the buyers that most of the items were small but easy to repair items is furious because I must have said something to the buyers to scare them out of the deal.
The deals that I love are the ones where the buyer agent has taken the time to prepare their client for what happens at a home inspection. They tell them how long it usually takes. They explain that it would be best to leave their children at home. They explain to them, echoing what I have already said, that there will be several small and easy to repair items, but that they should not get alarmed by these items. No house is perfect.
Guess what? My conclusion is obvious. The deals that I LOVE have a very common theme. The buyers that are going through an inspection with their realtor at their side, have a much greater chance of making it to the closing table. So don't blame me if you can't take the time to be at an inspection with your buyer and the deal goes sideways, south, in the toilet, or is DOA. I did what any home inspector does. Observe and report. That's it. I can't do that and also try and save a nervous buyer from walking on a deal.
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