I need to get this off my chest before I start my afternoon inspection.
So here is the story.
I started to feel a sinus cold infection so I went to bed early. Around 9 PM.
The phone rings twice at 10:45 PM. Everyone is sound asleep. Wife, 5 year old, and me.
Its the top producer of realty one that has never used my services and she ask if I did an inspection on Sat. at this such & such address.
I told her no. So now everyone is awake. I felt like telling her to bite my …
So I have a AM inspection from a client who found me on the internet.
He must of called me at least 6 X either to change the day or time of the inspection.
He is Chinese and he actually sent me a email in Chinese. (Wha the Fa)
I knew before the inspection that the clients would be a pain in my A…
I had already done the inspection because the house was vacant and I set up a radon test. (Dam it came back at 1.8 I was hoping 200.8)
The realtor. Different from the one above wasnt a problem.
She called to last night(at a decent hour) to explain that the water was turned on.
This is a bank owned and forclosed home.
Realtor already told clients that it is an as is and the inspection is for there benifit.
OK I go to turn on the main(I really dont like to do this)
Water is pouring out of the pressure valve from the water heater that they had open. The water is also leaking at the main because they didnt tighten the pipes properly. I shut off the water.
Now the clients arrive. Ping, Pong, Dip & drip.
The father in law is a nit pickin …
Home is 14 years old. I try nto explain that I am here to check for major problems and safety issues. I tell them that the past owners have negleted the property and have caused some minor damage.
I try to explain about limitations to the inspection and start explaining about the water.
The dont want to go on with the inspection unless the water is on.
OK. Turn on water and start looking at fixtures to see if any leaks before operating.
The Father in law starts turning on every thing. I toldhim to stop.
In the kitchen the overhead light wasnt operating and it was because there is a busted pipe in the ceiling tat is dripping all around the light fixture.
The sink is leaking at the toilet valve is leaking. I turn off the water and say. I have seen enough you need a plumber.
They want to know why I am not operating toilets and fixtures. I told them I would cause major damage to drywall witht he way the water is leaking.
So we procede to the outside and spend 10 minutes explaining a loose screen. I told then this isnt something i would even document.(It is the type where there are 2 pins that secure in place.
The whole inspection is like this. I spent more time on a inspection I had already finished than one I would just have started.
As I am printing out report clients are wanting drywall imperfections/a loose railing that isnt.
The house wasnt bad it was the clients.
Now I am preparing for round 2. I feel this will be the same.
First time buyer.
There are many people that shouldnt own homes.
I will tell you how round 2 goes.
Thanks for listening.