While speaking with my broker friend today I noticed something and I would like some opinions.
I was asking him if he would send me all his inspections if I got certified etc…and of course he said yes…100+ per year between him and his team. Anyway, that is another post
He was mentioning some of the things that made him stop using past HI’s…one of the things he mentioned was that an HI killed a sale for him. Was an older home from 1898 and had outdated wiring. Apparently the HI told the client…buyer…that the wiring all needed to be replaced as it was dangerous and someone would likely be hurt. At that point I realized what a fine line HI’s walk. You are hired by the client (buyer) on the recommendation of your contact (realtor) and you have to make them both happy.
How do you tell the truth, but not make the realtor mad? If it is a situation that the client(buyer) should know about and it kills the sale…perhaps the contact (realtor) will not send you any more inspections?
OR…PLEASE READ THIS FIRST BEFORE RESPONDING…
Is it the way you word your report and speak with the client (buyer) that will prevent this situation?
Thanks in advance.