Originally Posted By: jpeck
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You know you are qualified when you say “We don;t work with coditions like that placed on us. You’ll need to call someone else.”
Or, when you arrive at a house and the real estate agent and seller gives you a hassle, you can see it is nothing but trouble, and you say "Bye. I'll call my client and we'll have to work out another time to inspect it without being interrupted.", and then you drive off. Be prepared for them to call your client, and your client to call you, so don't drive off too far, just around the corner out of sight. Explain everything to your client, have him call the agent and straighten it out, then call you back and see if you will go back.
I did that yesterday. When I got back to the insepction, the seller was soooo niiice that it was almost unbearable. They provided me a set of plans, answered questions without me having to ask, it was wonderful. Of course, the house needed about $45,000 of major repairs (replace the roof, and while the roof is off, remove the roof sheathing, ceiling, insulation so you can see the blue sky above, replace the termite damaged trusses and rebuild everything from there (this was over the master bedroom and bathroom), then all the other stuff (35 year old a/c equipment, you name it). Oh, yeah, feeders from main disconnect on the exterior to the interior panel was SE cable with an uninsulated neutral - have to be replaced, and ... and ... and ...