When sellers insist on staying home for the inspection many things can happen some good some bad it depends on the seller. Some sellers think that nobody can find things in the home but them, like light switches or garage door openers. Some sellers are very nice and go about their normal routine as if you were not there. I have had sellers push me out of the way just to turn on a light switch that they thought no one would find. Some sellers follow you around and ask more questions than the buyers. It can get tense when you point something out to a buyer and the seller overhears you and states I'm not going to fix that. Most of the agents I work with prefer that the sellers not be home, but sometime it cannot be avoided(FSBO). Just yesterday at an inspection the buyers stayed out in the front of the house during most of the inspection because the sellers were home and they are chain smokers. Walking thru the living room was walking thru a fog bank. Sometimes sellers asked me for my card and called to do their inspection when they made a purchase. I have also had sellers half my size get in my face and call me every name in the book for pointing out thing to the buyers.
Whats your opinion or story.
Posted by Jim Watzlawick www.watzhomeinspections.com
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