When the home inspector wishes he had brought his wet suit

Real Estate Agent with Thompson Company, REALTORS® MD594797

The purpose of home inspections is to find out if any of the components and systems of the property are in unsatisfactory condition. If yes - which is usually the case, I have yet to see a home inspection report with 0 items flagged - negotiations will determine which ones the seller is willing to fix, which, if any, the buyer would be willing to take on himself and which ones are deal-breakers.

However, the general home inspection does not take place to find things wrong with the house! It's to make sure all is considerably well and in operating condition and that there are no major defects. Other than that, it is also an opportunity for the buyer to find out more about the house: age of systems, where are the shut-off valves located, what replacements/improvements should be budgeted for, what are regular maintenance items, and other tips & tricks good home inspectors love to educate buyers (and agents!) about. 

Home inspections are serious business. There are informative and educational. Ideally though, they are also fun! 

*Since hunting for your dream home, being under contract and finalizing the sale is quite the process that can span a few months, I highly suggest you only assemble team players that you enjoy being around and that make you laugh a time or two besides being skilled negotiators and local experts!*

Case Home InspectionsPictured here is Chris, owner/chief inspector at Case Home Inspections LLC.. the moment he was trying to figure out how to test the 9 (yep, nine) shower heads in this SPA-like bathroom without getting soaked, a.k.a. the moment he wished he had brought his wet suit! We all had a good laugh, and Chris and I will, no doubt, always remember the awesome house and awesome client because of it. 

When the home inspector wishes he had brought his wet suit.. one fun(ny) moment that made this inspection memorable, one fun(ny) moment that made our client LOL. 



P.S. When you need a home inspector in Howard or Anne Arundel County, MD, then call Chris with Case Home Inspections, LLC! When you need an Accredited Buyer's Representative in MoCo, HoCo, or Anne Arundel, call me, Andrea with Thompson Company, REALTORS - a boutique brokerage with history (and lots of laughs) - 240.593.2860. 

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Thompson Company, REALTORS
16910 Oak Hill Rd, Silver Spring, MD 20905
o: (301) 384-9177 c: (240)593-2860


Andrea is a REALTOR® based in Silver Spring, MD. She has enjoyed assisting buyers and sellers since 2004 and focuses on residential Real Estate in  Montgomery and Howard County, MD. Andrea is a proud mom and hobby decorator with a vintage soul. She always answers the phone with a smile, enjoys running and treasure hunting and is addicted to coffee.


 All photographs are my own and I'd like to keep it that way. All information is deemed reliable but not guaranteed.




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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

That does look like he will have to find a spa-cial towel after this inspection !

Apr 25, 2019 05:27 PM #1
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

Spa-cial towel Love it Sally K. & David L. Hanson! It took a moment to figure it all out but somehow Chris managed to stay dry. 

Apr 25, 2019 05:38 PM #2
Leif Price
Spot Color Marketing - Portland, OR
Content Marketing Specialist

Good thing he didn't come out wet. Must've been hilarious to see which knob turns what on.

Apr 25, 2019 06:34 PM #3
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Fun story Andrea Bedard . So how wet did he get

Apr 25, 2019 07:16 PM #4
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

It was hilarious Leif Price - Chris very, very carefully tested each knob. Honestly, I don't know how he managed to stay dry! 

Bob "RealMan" Timm, some skilled, acrobatic moves (and a built-in shower seat that came in handy) and he made it out almost dry (which is a bit of a bummer  actually).

Apr 25, 2019 07:43 PM #5
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Andrea. This is insightful and funny both. The picture is incredible.

Apr 26, 2019 03:21 AM #6
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Andrea Bedard - a good home inspecter can really set the new owners up for success on taking care of their home.

Apr 26, 2019 07:58 AM #7
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