I Publicly Challenge Mr. Holmes To Perform A Genuine Home Inspection, For Real Estate Purposes.
**He Must Use The Tools And Techniques Standard In The Industry, And Must Follow A Standard Of Practice. No Hanky Panky. No pre-amble. **
Introduction To The Client Shall Be Made 2 Minutes Prior To The Start Of The Inspection. A Signed Inspection Agreement Shall Be Obtained Prior To Any Inspecting Taking Place
**I Will Be Generous. He Will Be Given 3.5 Hours Total Time, From Arriving On Site, To Packing His Tools, In Which To Perform An Inspection On A 2000 Square Foot House, Which Shall Include A Basement. The Presence Of A Crawlspace Is Optional. **
The House Shall Be At Least 20 Years Old.
**The Dwelling Will Include A Non-walkable Roof. **
It Shall Include An Elevated Wooden Deck. A Whirlpool Tub In The Master Bathroom Is Optional.
The Home Will Include Heat And Central Air Conditioning As Separate Systems.
**It Will Also Include A Fireplace, Kitchen, Dining Room, Living Room, Partially Finished Basement, 2 Full Bathrooms, A Lavatory, Den, Garage (with shelving and stored items), And 4 Bedrooms. **
**It Will Have At Least One Skylight. **
It Will Include An Attic Which Lacks Flooring Throughout, And Includes Ductwork, Insulation, Electrical Wiring, And Some Stored Items. 2nd Attic above Garage is Optional. Attic Access Shall Be Via 2’x2’ Scuttle.
**The House Shall Be Furnished At The Time Of The Inspection. Closets And Cabinets Shall Include Stored Items. **
A Wood Destroying Insect Inspection Shall Be Part Of The Inspection. Inspection Shall Include Exterior Elements, Including Landscape And Site Drainage.
A “buyer” And A “realtor” Will Be On Hand To Ask Mr. Holmes Random Questions Along The Way. He Will Be Prohibited From Havng Any Other Assistance At The Time Of The Inspection.
Invasive Inspection Techniques Or Disassembly Of Components Shall Not Be Permitted. He Will Be Given 48 Hours To Produce A Complete Report.
Again, I Challenge This Big Mouth To Walk 2000 Square Feet In Our Shoes.
This Is How You Guys Should Expose Mr. Holmes For The Monday-morning-quarterback He Appears To Be.
**He Relies On 20-20 Hindsight To Poke Fun At Our Profession. **
We Could Write Encyclopedias On The Bone-head Repairs And Renovations We Regularly See; All Performed By The “professionals” In Holmes’ Craft.
He Is Like The Wizard Of Oz. Time To Pull Back The Curtain, Folks.