Agents, have you worked with a buyer forever just to have a deal go bust because of the home inspection

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Does anyone have any horror stories with scenarios like this.?
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Dale Baker
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Howdy Joseph

I am not making this comment to upset any one just want you to know that.

Generally it isn't the inspector or the home inspection that maks the deal go bust. It's the home.

So many times, the inspection or the inspector gets the blame, almost as if we are the ones who cut through the floor joist, or wired the main panel wrong. People need to remember, there is no such thing as a perfect house, and if you are buying a 25 year old home it's got 25 years worth of issues.

As an Inspector my job is to represent the buyer and to point out any items in need of repair or replacement. It's up to the seller to take care of there property.

It's the seller and the house that would make the deal go bust.

 

Jul 04, 2007 09:38 AM #1
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Denise Allen
Resh Realty Group - Chesapeake, VA
Realtor@ Chesapeake, Hampton Roads
As an agent I try to look at each home as the buyer would and put my expertise to work on what a home inspector may find and tell my buyers the pitfalls of purchasing such a home.  That way the buyer is usually at least forwarned of problems that may crop up and as such is more willing to compromise on problem areas.  With my sellers I do the same thing.  I just had a deal where the house was 23 years old.  The outside unit for the air conditioner had been replaced but not the upstairs fan unit/furnance.  I informe the sellers this may be a problem and the home inspector said it may be a problem and sure enough the HVAC tech said it was a problem.  The inside unit had to be replaced.  The sellers knew in advance they may have a problem and the buyers were happy because they got a new furnance. 
Jul 05, 2007 02:25 AM #2
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Mike (Inspector Mike) Parks
Inspector Mike - Circleville, OH
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I am lucky that I work with experienced Realtors.

By that I mean that they have been in enough homes that when they see a door falling off they tell the seller.

When water is on the floor they tell the seller.

Things like that are things that I do not have to report on BECAUSE they have been fixed.

You do not have to have construction experience to see the obvious.

Jul 05, 2007 08:40 AM #3
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