I had a call this morning from a woman that had questions about a inspection I had performed. I didn’t recall her name so I asked what her relationship was in the transaction. She told me that I had done the inspection for the previous buyer and she had bought the report and had some questions about the house. I asked her how much she paid for the report. She gave the buyers agent $100. I told her that she is not my client and I have no duty to her (she didn’t like that). The house was a total POS (flipper that made it look pretty) so I had no desire to inspect it again.
So it looks like agents have found a new way to supplement their income during these hard times.
I called DBPR and had to leave a message so I don’t know what their position is in a situation like this. I think that the agent should lose their license.
I called the Broker and was directed to the sells manager. The sells manager didn’t seem to see what the problem was until I asked if her office wanted all of the liability for the inspection if the new buyer had problems. She asked me under what circumstances would I allow a report to be sold to another buyer. I told her there was no situation where I would sell the report to someone else.
I will keep the thread updated as this progresses.