Originally Posted By: Ed Porter
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What a day.
I did an inspection for a Realtor’s client last week. and this was this first time I had worked with this Realtor, so she asked if I could drop off some cards and brochures by her office. I agreed.
The inspection went well, but there were several things that needed attention in the home I inspected.
So, today when I attempted to drop off the brochures, I introduced myself to the company owner. He said that he wanted to talk with me. He brought me into his office, closed the door, and the converstion started like this, “Look, mister. I have been in the real estate business for 44 years…”
He was upset that I refused to provide him and his Realtor a copy of the report. This was a specific requirement by the home buyers.
He questioned everything about what the buyers requested, and exactly what I had seen or reported.
I didn’t disclose much and I told him that this discussion should be between the buyers and the seller’s Realtor.
Needless to say, I didn’t leave the brochures.
How should I have handled this? I value the privacy of my clients, and I need to keep my credibility in tact. But I think I should have done something differently. Any comments?
Cornerstone Home Inspection Services
Grand Haven, MI