There was a time when I hugged everyone that I liked. Of course that practice is no longer acceptable, heck it might even be dangerous. So social distancing and proper precautions are the practice we must follow today.
For about ten years I would recommend one home inspector above all others. The company, a man and wife team, (she did the office, he the inspections) did an exemplary job. His credentials included being a licensed civil engineer and many years’ experience as a certified inspector. His wife ran a tight ship in the office. She always made sure that the house was ready for inspection (utilities on, lockbox access, seller ready) before the inspector showed up on site.
Alas this great team of partners abruptly retired last year due to illness. I didn’t get a chance to hug them and wish them well. I was forced to find a new home inspection company. Today I have several that I use. While they are well-credentialed and reliable, I miss my old partners.
I recently had one of the new companies perform an inspection for a buyer. Because of the Corona Virus epidemic we all took extra precautions. Masks, gloves, booties and hand sanitizer were the order of the day
The inspection went great. The property was in great shape. The buyer was happy. The new inspector professional and thorough.
I didn’t get to shake his hand; we did fist bumps. I am not really sure what he looks like, nor does he know what I look like. He doesn’t know if my buyer was smiling, or grimacing when he handed her the bill. But that is the new norm.
I will recommend this inspector again, as long as he keeps doing a good job. I just won’t be hugging him anytime soon.
oe Domino is a Realtor® serving the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. Need more information? Or to Search for your next home, visit www.Scottsdale-AZHomes.com