I Never Get to Hug My Home Inspector Anymore

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart SA541769000

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.

 

Hugging 

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

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Rainmaker
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Michael J. Perry
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We were just saying goodbye to friends who are moving out of state and couldn’t hug !

May 23, 2020 10:11 AM #1
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Sham Reddy CRS
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That's the problem with facemask.  You don know if they are smiling or frowning!

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

May 23, 2020 11:39 AM #2
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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Well, it’s different for certain.  We went through a similar experience with a professional photographer this past week.  Waved, had to talk through masks, but we laughed and got it done 

May 23, 2020 02:34 PM #3
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Joseph- It's very different. We just returned from having dinner out and it was very different. The waitstaff wore masks and it was strange not seeing their faces. 

May 23, 2020 05:43 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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It will be interesting to learn whether some changes we've made in our lives because of this pandemic will remain long after it has retreated.

May 24, 2020 10:12 AM #5
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana!
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Joaeph working with trusted partners year after year is such a gift and a true pleasure. Sorry to hear about your other inspection team - hope they're doing ok.  As for hugging, I am more positive about hugging making a come back.

May 24, 2020 02:35 PM #6
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Laura Cerrano
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I’m still hoping this is all pretty temporary and we can get back to business as usual ASAP.

May 24, 2020 09:55 PM #7
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Anna Banana Kruchten Arizona's Top Banana! I would say the same thing and I would wish you the happiest of memorial days!

May 24, 2020 10:24 PM #8
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