Got a call today from the listing agent on an inspection I did yesterday. The buyer backed out because of the inspection. She didn’t understand why.
I did get the buyers permission to talk to her.
I told her I don’t know exactly what made them back out but I would tell her what I found.
Foundation-Stone,signs of patching and sandy joints. I told her there was a pool of water on the floor coming from the wall.
She said “well yes but the disclosure stated it leaked 6 years age but they patched it”
Electrical-FPE panel,some wiring not attached to ceiling,bad breaker (it hissed when I turned it on) for upstairs baseboard heat in two bedrooms and two sub panels with glass fuses. I referred for further evaluation by a licensed electrician.
She said “but it was installed by an electrician” maybe 30 years age.
Sun room-Wet area along east wall, bottom several inches starting to rot.
She said “they had some leakage before but they fixed it” you wonder if they listen.
There were other not so major problems but that it where I stopped.
She then wanted a copy. I told her the buyer has the report plus two copies (I do this so I’m not making and delivering copies) and she would have to get it from them.
I may never get another referral from her but there’s always other agents that have deal killer inspectors.
By the way 5 inspections this week and three had FPE panels.