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Rainmaker
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Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in Southern RI and beyond

Michael, he never scares the clients...I have seen others where the buyers just ran from the house..even when at the end one said "the house is an average house nothing to scare you!"

Apr 23, 2015 08:44 PM
Rainmaker
3,333,268
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

The thing we like most about any inspector is that they are not alarmists...and don't make major issues of things that are not...AND do not quote prices for fixes but refer/defer to specialists.

Apr 23, 2015 08:19 PM
Rainmaker
3,899,802
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

My ability to contact him with questions when I need to.

Apr 23, 2015 09:37 PM
Rainmaker
2,408,669
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. I refer home inspection business to a number of people, as I do business in eight states and have learned who the best ones are.

I suppose Mark would be my favorite, I absolutely trust his work.

Apr 23, 2015 07:15 PM
Rainmaker
175,464
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I recently had to branch out and use a couple of new ones, I like it when they do a final walk around, showing the client each item of concern.  I also appreicate when they show the client where the HVAC filter is, gas shut off, electric panel, water shut off at the street, and house, etc.

Apr 23, 2015 11:33 PM
Rainer
209,877
Jaretta Buckholtz
Pearson Smith Realty, LLC - Manassas, VA
Passionate-Professional-Patient

His honesty!  Ken Deis is the BEST!

Apr 23, 2015 11:29 PM
Rainer
390,369
Anna Hatridge
R Gilliam Real Estate LLC - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with R Gilliam Real Estate LLC

I love it when the inspector ask the buyers if they would like to be present during the inspection. Puts the buyers at ease and helps them understand they have choices. Of course, quality of report and accuracy are vital. 💁

Apr 23, 2015 11:05 PM
Rainmaker
417,832
Bill Dandridge
MKB, Realtors - Roanoke, VA
GREEN, ABR, GRI, EcoBroker

That he is patient with my client's questions, and will go over the deficiencies with the house with them after the report is finished.

Apr 23, 2015 11:03 PM
Rainmaker
1,951,567
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

He's very thorough without being alarmist.

Apr 23, 2015 10:45 PM
Rainer
39,309
Brian & Melinda Stitzinger
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services PenFed Realty - Frisco, TX
Our Mission is to Serve You

He is friendly with the clients, honest and does not scare them. And he is very timely with his reports and always available.

Apr 23, 2015 10:38 PM
Rainmaker
3,295,905
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

That he doe snot scare the buyers, he explains things so that everyone can understand and is not al alarmist

Apr 23, 2015 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Great question - I like his calm manner and professional delivery. I had one inspector who always cracked jokes. One - I had heard them all many many times since they were the same jokes - just a new buyer every time. Two - I think his inspections would have been much quicker if he had just stuck to the work at hand. 

Inspectors have a hard job - to do a good fair inspection but not to panic the buyer 

Apr 23, 2015 09:56 PM
Rainmaker
4,433,483
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not have just one inspector and advice the buyers to choose. I like the inspector to point out all defects and not scare the buyers.

Apr 23, 2015 09:28 PM
Rainmaker
3,525,809
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Sorry Michael I just don't have one so if you don't mind I'm going to give you two.  He shows up on time and also comes fully prepared.

Apr 23, 2015 09:05 PM
Rainmaker
4,799,306
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

There reports.

Oct 21, 2018 06:37 AM
Rainmaker
629,951
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

On time and never scares the buyers.

Apr 29, 2018 07:54 PM
Rainmaker
3,069,684
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Nina nailed this one!

Oct 05, 2017 05:45 AM
Rainmaker
1,135,477
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

I hire little skinny inspectors to check out homes that big guys normally do not fit. E.G. crawl space, attic.

The heavy giants can cause damage in the attic.

Apr 24, 2015 11:46 AM
Rainmaker
38,609
Holleay Parcker - Spinnaker Realty - Serving Clients From Corolla to Hatteras
SPINNAKER REALTY LLC - Kitty Hawk, NC
With 14 Yrs Experience in Outer Banks Real Estate

My home inspector was a licensed General Contractor several years ago, so he can explain to buyers why homes built on the Outer Banks of NC are constructed differently than homes that are built inland. 

He WANTS the buyers to be present.

He ENCOURAGES questions from the buyers.

He ANSWERS questions fully, and in a way that puts my buyers at ease.

He has the buyers BEST INTERESTS at heart. He is working for them, not for anyone else.

He is DETAILED in his observations and descriptions of the property.

He is PROMPT and PROFESSIONAL.

He responds TIMELY to my requests.

 

Apr 24, 2015 09:18 AM
Rainmaker
3,985,765
William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Personable and knows his stuff/

Apr 24, 2015 05:32 AM
Rainmaker
850,729
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Michael, the report is organized and readable with pictures of defects on the same page!  Very user friendly!!!!

Apr 24, 2015 02:37 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

His detailed home inspection & how to speaks too the buyer.  I have one inspector who came over to help the buyer after closing to fix a small mold issue.

 

Apr 24, 2015 02:10 AM
Rainmaker
1,623,572
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Accuracy and keeping the best interests of our client at the forefront.

Apr 24, 2015 01:58 AM