Originally Posted By: jfarsetta
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Okay guys, what do you think of this?
1800 ft bi-level. Converted garage. No seller property disclosure. Lots of renovations. Elevated deck with defective railing. Framing members of deck covered with siding material, view was blocked. Deck fastened to house with nails. No joist hangars used. Defective deck stairs and railing. Dense vegetation all around. Broken retaining wall. Limited access in attic. Frozen downspouts. Clutter on enclosed patio (couldnt see concrete from clutter), but saw lots of cracks. Broken storm door. Defective outside gas lines. Broken hose bibs (2). Hybrid heating system. Falling dropped ceiling in one bathroom. Defective bathroom sinks (2). Frozed water shutoff valves in 2 bathrooms. Defective kitchen range. No GFIs anywhere near water. Broken cabinet doors. Bricks falling off of chimney. Trip hazards on concrete walkways. Defective windows. 2 sets of defective sliding patio doors. Rodent infestation in the attic. 1 foot of access in front of the electrical panel (a wall was built in front of it. Numerous problems in electrical panel. Open grounds on entire 1st floor renovated area. 2 layers of roof.
This house had 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 3 bathrooms, fireplace, full attic, central air, both baseboard and forced-air heat (off of same system). Additionally, it was technically a single family dwelling, but was in fact a mother-daughter after renovations were made (without a permit I believe).
Wrote a 22 page report. Agent complained that I took too long to perform the inspection. It took me 2 hrs, 45 minutes on-site before I was done with noting all the defects. Client is buying the house anyway.
If you dealt with this agent, what would you tell her, or DID I take a little too long? I never time myself. I could care less what she thought, but am always looking to improve myself. A little self-awareness is always a good thing. Thoughts?