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3 days for the comprehensive and then came the specialists. We use only the best in the business, so it is not that anyone was too slow.
A huge complicated estate.
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I had a six hour one or there abouts with me telling the guy...MOVE IT ALREADY! The house was in great condition and he was dressed up in a type suit with all the tools & gadgets attached running around like a bomb squad
Richie Alan Naggar
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We've had a few that took quite a few due to recurring repairs and revisitng over and over
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Panama City, FL
I can remember a 6 hour inspection .... a new construction home that was purchased 70% through the final stage....
When I sell estates, $1.5-$4 million (so far), the inspection alone can take 4-6 hours in a 5,000-10,000 sqft home. The follow up with roof, chimney, pool, HVAC, pest, plumbing & electrical can easily total 12-18 hours spread out over 3-4 days. That was more frequent when I sold in The Bay Area than here in San Diego, but we have some sprawling estates here too.
Well, I thought that 5 hours was really, really long. But 12 hours? Yikes!
That is absurd!! Did they find anything? Sid they go through with the transaction and close?
Oro Valley, AZ
I once sat through a four hour inspection at a very small two bedroom home. I expected it to take about two hours. The inspector was slow as molasses.
I chased one out after 6 hours: told him I'd start charging him rent if he didn't pack up and leave. It was a tiny little place too! My Buyers were ready to pull their hair out and it was the Seller that called me to find out why they were still there.
Mountain Lakes, NJ
9 hours. But I have dropped that inspector, my others can do big houses in 4. 12 is nuts.
Maybe a total of 8 hours with all the various inspections required. That is pretty lengthy as an average inspection is about 4 hours.
Great question. I had one buyer do a home inspection, pool, fire sprinklers, fireplace, land survey, geology/structural, roof, and HVAC - all separate and at different times. Well in excess of 20 hours (but he was not present - out of state buyer). And did I mention the attorney for easement issues?
I had a 12-hour Buyer recently.
3 different inspectors. A termite (WDO) guy was there for an hour. A home inspector (one of the best) who typically takes 6+ hours. And a foundation specialist for an hour or two (off-grade house, 1960).
The Buyer said he was there from 8:00AM until past dinner time! (I was fortunately out of town and could not attend).
Must have been a very thorough inspection.
In our business two weeks may be a quickie, some of the large timberland purchases take months to complete.
Quite a few - too many to count - the inspector sure lost money on one in particular
4 hours tops for a 2,500 sq foot inspection.
Learned my lesson early in the business when the inspector and buyer engaged in war stories. Had to, figuratively, rap the inspectors knuckles with a ruler and instructed him to get to work. From that time, I inquire if the inspector has a following appointment and if not, I keep the chit-chat focused on THIS house.
6 hours for a one year old condo.
Anna Banana Kruchten I wonder if the inspectors got paid by the hour?
Wow, that is total overkill. You could have brought a sleeping bag & had a nap in between.
I haven't been longer than 4 hours ever.
Never that long Anna Banana Kruchten , mine is about 6 hours although last month i had a 4 hour one that was just as painful
5 hours at the house is the most for the inspection.
5 hours at a very large home with 4 inspectors!
That is a bit much. What did you sell; the capitol building?
You would not find me at an inspection for 12 hours.
I'd say about 6 hours which was a few visits by different inspectors. 12+ hours is a lot - I hope the deal closed!
Anna,I wrote about a similar event about seven or eight years ago... the inspector should I say the crook was getting paid by the hour... Endre
Anna Banana Kruchten - I think the max was about 4 hours.
Anna, I had one recently that the buyer conducted every inspection known to mankind! The agent attended every single one and I do believe it was easily in excess of 12 hours (over 6,000SF house and detached guest house). I was almost as happy as the buyers' agent when they were all completed...ALMOST!
I would have to say about 6, but one of my agents is in a current deal that mirrors your numbers. Primary inspection. French Drain guy, HVAC guy, Electrician, Plumber, re-inspect after repairs by original inspector. UGH.
Six long hours!
Wow, that is extreme. We had long inspections that took days on high rise buildings. Of course, there are so many systems to check on. A
Whoa . . . I have never heard of 12+ hours for Inspections Anna Banana Kruchten. I'm thinking that Buyer either had numerous issues, or one really big pricey one, in a previous home, and they are now 'covering all bridges'! Or, they are a true "cross the T, and dot the I" type of person. I hope the home 'passed' all Inspections . . . Our longest Inspection time was a 1/2 day.
5 hours - yours sounds awful!
That is some serious time! Was everything wrong with the home?
Maybe 5 hours ... that's about it. Wow! 12+ hours? That's crazy!
Two hours Anna. I know of two inspectors that are deal killers and they hate Realtors. I have heard about these drawn out inspections.
The most has been four hours. On this inspection, the inspector had to come back the next day to complete inspections because of the rain.
Many inspections I showed them what I have done underneath and in the attic , roof. The inspector missed a bunch and I shared data with him to make it more comprehensive.
I had a couple of 5 and 6 hour inspections. Crazy!
Good grief...... I will never complain again!
Some properties take longer than usual and some buyers are more detailed than others. I'm not surprised at twelve hours total(including follow up inspections) though depending on the size, condition and complexity of a property.
It must of been the agents first deal. Wow