I live in Osage Beach, MO and the buyers want to have their own inspector for the sale of our home. We are fine with that, however, we don’t want them to walk through our house with the inspector. They will not let us be present. Isn’t there a new law that inspectors have to be picked at random as opposed to the buyer getting their own? Is it unusual for the buyer to go through the house with the inspector without the sellers there? Thanks.
"I live in Osage Beach, MO and the buyers want to have their own inspector for the sale of our home. We are fine with that, however, we don’t want them to walk through our house with the inspector. They will not let us be present. Isn’t there a new law that inspectors have to be picked at random as opposed to the buyer getting their own? Is it unusual for the buyer to go through the house with the inspector without the sellers there? Thanks. "
Do you want to sit in on conversations between the buyer and his attorney too? Do you want to have your doctor chosen for you at random?
The buyer is the one who hires the inspector as they are paying them. You do not have a choice in the matter. As for you being there, it is still your house until they move in but it is easier to discuss finding with the buyer if you are not there. A seller should remove themselves by going down stairs while they are upstairs and vise versa. Go for a walk, ride your bike whatever. If you are over there shoulder the entire time it will just tick everyone off. The report given to the buyer is confidential and you will not be given a copy so don’t think it is your right to have one. Just food for thought!!
If you were the buyer would you want “your” home inspector picked at random?
Or would you feel more comfortable at trusting an inspector you chose on your own?
the law you think you’re refering to is when getting a loan, the appraisers are chosen at random to prevent another housing market catastrophie. You know… like you want a loan and your loan officer’s buddy/appraiser says it’s worth way more than it is so you can get financing, you intern use the home as a big ATM machine and then lose the house and the bank is way upside down…you would not want a random inspector, you want someone who has youe best interest in mind. Did you get a random realtor or did you choose who for various reasons?
Florence, A home inspector is a trained professional; he/she is not the enemy but just a professional who should accurately and without bias describe and educate the buyer about your home. I know selling a home is stressful to you but it is also stressful to the buyer…if a buyer is not comfortable with the home they won’t buy. My advice is to let the inspection process play out as it normally does and don’t stress over it. Try do do everything you can to cooperate with the buyer’s inspection request. Let them have the time to privately view and discuss your home with their inspector; if you are there and try to dispute the home inspector or get into a drawn out debate the stress and tension level goes up and your chances of selling go down. Here in NH the majority of the time the seller leaves the home. Also at least one real estate agent is present at all times to make sure the home is locked and secure when the inspection is finished…I don’t know if that is the custom where you live?? You need to sell…they want to buy…let the professionals do their job.
What fun the seller following the inspector disclaiming every thing that is done, If you want to sell just back away and let it happen
If you distrust people that much, place a clause in the Terms of your Purchase Agreement that your realtor and the buyers realtor must be present (but not intrusive) during the inspection. Make them earn all that hard cash you are paying them to sell your home. Just sayin’.
buyer should always go thru the house with their inspector, so that they can see in person any thing that might be in the report. seller is normally not to be there,as they might take anything that is discovered that would go in the report , personall, rather than just a report on the house not the seller earl