Why consider a sewer scope?

Real Estate Agent with Your Castle Real Estate

A LOT of agents don't advise their clients to get sewer scopes when they purchase a property. This is a major mistake.  A broken sewer can cost between $3,000 - $10,000 dollars to repair and it only costs $99 ($99Rooter - others are more expensive) to have a tech put a camera down the sewer pipe and videotape the sewer all the way to the mainline. This will tell you  and the-buyer what the condition of the sewer is.      So let's see, we pay to have the furnace inspected but a new furnace will only be about $2,000. We pay to have the roof inspected but that's probably a $4,000 job. So why don't we always inspect the sewer?  One reason is because, let's face it,  Realtors want closings. Many figure if they keep their mouth shut and don't go out of their way to recommend a sewer scope that's one less chance the deal will fall through.  Inexcusable, but all too commonplace.  Don't be a chump - get a sewer scope.

Comments (2)

Rachel Brady
Your Castle Real Estate - Denver, CO

Your information reflects a true depiction of what is going on in the Denver market. I like the way you have put this information. It is insightful but matter of fact.  Do you send this information to your clients?

Nov 05, 2008 03:19 PM
Lillian Lively

I advise all my buyers to get the sewer scope.  None of them have declined to follow my advice and regretted their choice.

Nov 06, 2008 02:08 AM