Did an inspection last week where the realtor was a newbie, has been in the business about 9 months. This is a $450,000 townhome, the realtor has never seen a inspection and asked if he could follow me as I did my inspection. I said yes, big mistake all he did is tell me about himself and how hard he’s finding the business. Not to mention he had no clue what I was doing and managed to add 45 minutes to the inspection.
The home was new, and was briefly occupied, there were a few issues but nothing major that wouldn’t be covered by the existing 12 month builder warranty. The client called me concerned about a wall in the basement that I mentioned couldn’t be examined due to insulation glued on it. Today the idiot realtor called in a panic because the buyer wants to back out of the deal because the seller refuses to remove the insulation so it can be examined. The realtor asked me if I could go in and tear down the insulation so he won’t lose the sale. Obviously I told him no I don’t do that and he’d have to tell the seller the deal is going away unless he can satisify the buyers wishes. His comment was OH, do you think the seller will allow us to take the insulation down. I said don’t include me in us. I don’t take down insulation to save deals. And if I have to go back to look at the wall I’m not doing it gratis, someone has to pay for my time.
His last question was do you think I should do ? I said look for another buyer.