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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

I like to stay close to the inspector to hear what he is finding, but not so close i am in the way. I make notes and at the end ask about those items

Apr 20, 2015 11:02 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I read then wait and see what the buyers want fixed.

Apr 20, 2015 10:42 PM
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

We go to the summary and  look at what the inspector has deemed the "highlights" and go back to each section that details these items.

Apr 20, 2015 08:38 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

The summary sheet

Apr 21, 2015 01:22 AM
Tabitha Rector-Richardson
Premier Homes Realty - Owings Mills, MD
Premier Homes Realty (443) 415-4215

I usually ask the Inspector if they found any major issues that we should be concerned with.  I also ask them what they consider the "must do's".

Apr 21, 2015 12:57 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I go to the back page to review the sections in RED, items in need of review/repair.  I attend all the inspections, I see the items first hand but that is where I go first on the report.

Apr 21, 2015 12:55 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

I read the entire inspection report from cover to cover (acutally multiple times). I then I look for the systems which will keep you and your home dry (roof & walls & foundation). Everything else comes second. 

Apr 21, 2015 12:01 AM
Ashley Alred
Pullman, WA

The back page...usually it holds the big issues!

Apr 20, 2015 11:51 PM
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

termite, major issues.

I always confirm by getting down the house to confirm. Recent years it is mostly bs or missed important issues.

Apr 20, 2015 11:27 PM
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I go through the summary page, and since not all inspectors are really good, I may question on something sepcific especially if it is out of their expertise area. Then I check with a licensed contractor in that field.

Apr 20, 2015 11:02 PM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

I don't have a " first thing ".  The overall report is reviewed with buyer. Many times a buyer will say" i don't care about this or that, I would rather fix it myself.. or, I was going to rip that out and change it anyway, etc.

Apr 20, 2015 10:52 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

I do nothing.

The inspection reports means nothing to me or the home owner. I don't even want to see it.

What is of interest to me, is what the buyer presents on their repair request list.


Apr 20, 2015 10:00 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

I always go to the summary section and then go back and see how bad they are.

Apr 20, 2015 09:48 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I look for the major defects in the summary section.

Apr 20, 2015 09:09 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

  the most often asked questions that I get are the condition of the roof, heating system, air conditioning system and structural components. These are all big-ticket items.

Apr 20, 2015 08:16 PM
Robert Smith
Preview Properties, PC - - Brighton, MI
SRES, Search for Homes Brighton-Howell-SE Michigan

Most reports have a one page summary of serious issues. That's what I like to see first.

Apr 20, 2015 08:01 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

I ask the inspector to highlight the concerns.

Apr 26, 2018 08:11 PM
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Would YOU buy this house, and how soon can we get the report?

Apr 21, 2015 08:29 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Typically the report on the roof and the AC system.  And, is anything a major concern?

Apr 21, 2015 06:37 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Jane - I always ask the inspector the overall condition of the home, and if they see anything that should be a concern to the buyer. Then I will review the summary information and ask the inspector anything I may have a question about, or that I don't understand. That way I can review the information with the buyer, and can be prepared in case the buyer has any questions.

Apr 21, 2015 05:11 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Jane Kalinowsky Wait to see what the inspector goes over with the buyer. Rule #1 - Never get involved in the inspection until you discuss it with the buyers to see what they want to do.

Apr 20, 2015 10:45 PM