Originally Posted By: jmyers
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It works. Many times I have had seller's call and say that so and so company said this was ok, you said in your report is was not. The only answer that I ever have is have them put it in writing, I did. Realtors, GOD love them, are oblivious to what is right and wrong and they look to you for direction. Most of the time they call the sellers are telling them they had a professional company look at this and XYZ company said it was fine. My suggestion to the realtors is that if they are saying it is fine, ask them for that in writing. I state that they are the professionals and if they say it is ok, I would ask for it in writing, I DID!
Most of the time one of two things is happening. Harry homeowner decided to do it himself (maybe even feed a friend a few beers and a pizza) and did it incorrectly in which case they never had a professional come out and inspect it under the assumption they knew what they were doing because they watched Bob Vila for a couple of weekends. Two is the company that came out did some cost cutting techinques at the request of the homeowner because they could not afford to fix it correctly.
Either way no company is going to come out and say it is correctly done after reading in the inspection report it is not, unless it really is ok. If I am wrong I offer to pay Harry homeowner for the service call, it happend once. Cost me $55 for what I thought was a defective thermostat, one of those programable Honeywells. Turns out is was not defective the manner in which it was installed you actually had to push the switch to manual to override the heating or cooling settings. I gracefully apologized to everyone and paid my dues.
I figure if that company is willing to take on the liability stating it is ok in writing it takes the liability off me and the buyer agent. What realtor will argue with you on that note?
BTW...the realtor always calls back and states they had XYZ company come out and fix that problem you stated in the report. ![icon_biggrin.gif](upload://iKNGSw3qcRIEmXySa8gItY6Gczg.gif) Now that is one happy realtor!