I am wondering if there is a pre-listing quick inspection contract somewhere in the Internachi website. I was asked today by a very new real estate agent if I would be able to go with him to a home that he wants to list and do a quick 45 minute to an hour inspection on it and to generalize the property concerns in a very short time frame. I want to make sure that I am legally covering myself if go do this type of inspection. I will continue searching for some kind of contract that may fit this need, but if some one knows off hand, please let me know.
Thanks John Harrison, I will include a disclosure of what I will not do. When I first read your comment, I thought you were going to say “as I walk through the valley of death” and I was going to reply, “you never know til you get there”.
Just a Follow up: I checked with my E&O insurer and he thought that it was a great idea for marketing and said that this type of inspection was covered. I also used the Internachi walk through agreement form and modified it a little, sent it to the realtor who forwarded it to his potential client, the client refused to sign the contract. I went ahead and walked the home with the realtor and kept my mouth shut, just small talk with the potential seller. It was a bit uncomfortable at first but I think it turned out ok.
I am not sure how the realtor felt about the situation, I guess we will have to wait and see if he calls me back for another inspection…