Guess things are different in other places. I love going back to these jobs. I have do so about 10 times in my career and I walk in and right away, eyes get BIG when they see us. I asked if they fixed the XXXXXX and if they had receipt or if I could personally talk to the licensed contractor that repaired the defects.
When they begin to stutter, I then just look at the client and say " I was here XXXX ago and found many defects in which I sure the seller disclosed on the legal disclosure form (they never do). I then look at the Realtor and they know they are busted.
I then ask my client for guideance as what they want me to do. I do accordingly at full price. If they tell em to leave. I charge them and leave. If they want me to inspect, I do that as well. Most of the time they are so damn mad, they stop the contract.
Until we make a stand at being ethical and demanding only ethical people, then it will never work. Try selling a house without a Real Estate license! OMG…you will get crucified, but some realtors would care less of the Inspector is licensed or not.
Just out of curiosity, why would you NOT inspect a home that you inspected before with major defects? Seems like you would be in the best position to protect your client. Who knows, enlighten me…
Have any of you ever fired a Realtor? We fire them about 1 per month and they just can’t get over it. They tell me they never heard such a thing. “You don’t want my business” and we tell them NOPE, you aren’t going to have a business to much longer and when the lawyers get involved we don’t want to be anywhere around. Try it sometime its an awesome feeling for them to be exposed as unethical people.