A friend of mine from California called today. It seems her daughter has moved to Kansas and is buying a house in Topeka (the state capitol). Her mom and dad are remodelers / builders and had talked to her about the importance of picking your own inspectors and not letting the Realtor shove you into the trap of using the “Preferred Inspectors”.
The daughter called her mom and told her the Realtor insists she use the Realtors preference of inspectors. The agent has told the daughter that if she doesn’t use the Realtors prefered inspectors - ALL the real estate contracts will have to be redone and it may cost them the house / loan.
The daughter is in a panic thinking she’ll loose a house if she doesn’t use the PREFERRED INSPECTORS (don’t know who they are OR what association they’re with - if any).
The mom and dad called me asking if this was a Kansas rule. I gave them my humble opinion as a simple home inspector with a degree in real estate and graduate RE law classes - My opinion was “talk to your daughter - give them my name. I’ll take 2 inspectors and go to Topeka. We’ll provide the agent with the type of home inspection protection they’ve only had nighmares about before”.
I can’t even begin to tell you how angry this sort of behaviour from LICENSED agents makes me. Any Topeka guys had this type of scam pulled on any of their clients before ???