Interested in feedback and thoughts on the following situation:
A home I am selling is currently under contract. An internachi-certified inspector hired by the buyer showed up to complete the inspection today and in talking with him while he was completing the inspection, I learned he personally owns the only other direct comparable home (within 100 sq. ft.; same bed/bath) to ours currently on the market in our subdivision. Additionally, the listing agent for this inspector’s home is on the same realty ‘team’ as the realtor representing the buyer of my home.
Given this inspector has a related financial interest in my property, I feel this clearly violates the professional independence, objectivity and integrity of the inspection but curious for other professionals in this field’s thoughts.