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As a buyer's agent, I always attend. I like to be there to hear the inspector's explanation so that I can speak intelligently when I help the buyers format their inspection requests.
When working with buyers I do attend, expect for last one - I was out of town. As for listings, is seller request, but I stay out of way of inspector.
I attend all my Buyers home inspections and most of the Sellers by request of the Seller. Several Sellers don't like people crawling around their houses without their representative being there John Helmick.
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With buyers, Praful does go.
As a buyer's agent I am ALWAYS there. It is very rare, as a seller's agent, to be present at the inspection.
Many of our buyers want to be there for the inspection, so we try to be there with them.
Good question John Helmick . As a listing agent, never. As a buyer-agent, always in the last 30 minutes for the inspection for the oral report/presentation.
I always attend home inspection for buyers side.
I generally do not attend. We are a small community and know the inspectors. I do recommend the buyer show up at the end and I will too. My sellers are comfortable without me being there to watch.
As a listing agent i attend every inspection. Knowing 1st hand what is said or foound is priceless info. As a buyer broker i attend every inspection to know first hand what my buyer should be concerned with.
As mentioned by others. I always attend Buyer's inspections. As lsiting agent, sometimes.
I always attend home inspections.
I virtually never attend inspections. These days inspectors turn the reports around within 24 hours with great pictures for my buyers so no need to "watch paint dry" during the actual inspection. My inspectors do know, however, that if they come across something truly significant they should call me before issuing their report. Very few of my buyers attend inspections these days.
As a listing agent never. As a buyer agent, try not to be anywhere near the inspections. That only increases the odds that your notice something and have to disclose. Besides what are you doing at inspections anyways. You are no expert on inspections. Let the inspector deal with the buyers directly and address any issues they have a concern on the post inspection agreements
Unless requested by the buyers or sellers, I will open the home and meet the inspector and will come back at the conclusion for a verbal report of the issues he or she has found.
I attend without exception as the buyer's agent, and almost always for the sellers.
I have always attended all my buyer's inspections. I don't see how an agent could not attend, and be doing their job.
I am not sure about others but I prefer to and make it apointe to attend the home inspections, John Helmick
The Buyers pay for the inspection. I like to be there when the inspection takes place so I am informed of what the inspector finds. I want to be there in order to protect my Buyer's interest.
As a listing specialist, I would not expect to be there as the inspection is done in order to make sure neither Buyer nor Seller is surprised. The Buyer is entitled to a good inspection without any influence from the Seller or the Sellers' Agent.
We are not allowed to influence an Appraiser, nor should we try to influence an inspector.
I try to attend no matter if I am the listing agent or buyers.
When I'm representing a buyer, I'm always there.
As a listing agent, I'm there only with the consent of the buyers and their agent.
On occasion, I've had buyer's agents ask me to be there if they can't make it or if the buyer's agent is completely lazy and doesn't want to bother.
I attend when my Client request me to attend. If they don't I don't go unless there are other issues.
I almost always show up no matter which side of the transaction I represent.
I attend as a listing agent.
I don't normally attend as listing agent but I do as buyers agent especially when the buyers want to be there. When buyers are not able to be present, I meet with the inspector toward the end of the inspection to find out what he found.
When acting as a buyer's agent, I ALWAYS attend my buyer's home inspection. No exceptions.
I am less likely to attend the home inspection for my listings from other buyer's agent.
Listing Agent - No
Buyer's Agent - Yes