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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

No, I haven't. I'm not convinced that this is ethical. The inspector should just be doing his/her job regardless.... fortunately, in NC we are a due diligence state, so if a buyer gets remorseful he/she can pull out of the contract for any or no reason during the due diligence period as long they are willing to lose their due diligence fee. (Stops the game playing.)

Aug 04, 2015 09:44 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Not a chance in hell Michael.  

Aug 04, 2015 07:51 PM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

We have seen buyers use the inspection to get out of a deal, but I dont think that they asked the inspector to find extra things.

Oct 20, 2018 01:22 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

No.  Absolutely never in a million years.

Aug 04, 2015 11:02 PM
Jenna Dixon
Momentum Real Estate Group LLC - Marietta, GA
55 & Over | New Constructions | Horse Farms

NEVER!  In fact, until you posed the question, the thought never occurred to me.  I really don't know how some people's mind work.  I'm with Barbara Todaro BUYER'S CHOICE. 

Aug 04, 2015 10:39 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

hell no.... selecting a property is not the choice of an agent.... and how the transaction proceeds is not to be influenced by the's the buyer's choice....

Aug 04, 2015 09:48 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

No I have not and would never ask someone to compromise their ethics.

Nov 11, 2018 01:13 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

No, I can't say that I have had this problem before Michael.

Aug 05, 2015 12:44 PM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

No they buyer has 10 days to walk away from the contract for any reason.

Aug 05, 2015 08:22 AM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Orlando, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Orlando Home Buyers

I really don't "get it"...I seriously don't have buyers with remorse.  Maybe because I counsel with them about the realities of the market before I write an offer.

I never asked an inspector to nit pick, but I have had inspector

 ask me how I want them to call a roof that needed replacing.  

I always want the inspector to just call it the way they see BS.



Aug 05, 2015 03:14 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I always have a list for the inspector of things my buyer is interested in.  I have never asked the inspector to lie or make things worse than they is usually asking for an explanation of why something is done the way it is.

Aug 05, 2015 12:28 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton No way!! Ethics!!

Aug 04, 2015 11:25 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I take the seller disclosure to the inspection to see that repairs are done right and disclosed... 

Aug 04, 2015 11:05 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

It's a vulnerable, honest question Michael, thanks for taking the risk to ask it. I'll give you a fair response...

Proper offer-contingencies are the buyers' honest "out", they don't need "heavy handed" inspections to get them out. So, it's an unnecessary risk on your integrity. In CA at least, there's 6 major (legitimate) ways out of a deal without any need for undue influence.

My inspectors' reports have none of my influence in them, nor would my inspectors be the type of professionals to want to work with me if I did try to influence them; which I would not.

Complicated to build up, easy to tear down: our reputations.

Aug 04, 2015 10:53 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

We have the ability to void the contract based on the home inspection - without specifying a reason

Aug 04, 2015 10:22 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

In FLORIDA a buyer can exit a contract during the contingency phase 'at their sole discretion' meaning no need exists to be heavy handed or impose on others to fight their battle for them.

This is why the listing agent MUST protect the seller by getting a better understanding of who the buyer is.

I would interpret the 'find something' request to be an essential element to deliver an price beat down on the seller.

However, if you FABRICATE or go beyond reasonable convention, do so  knowing your action will certainly be exposed to the professional community. And if Sally Sells sends me the note, you will be banned from stepping foot on any listing I have BECAUSE the owner has instructed me to protect their interests, and yes, I have it in writing.

Aug 04, 2015 10:03 PM
Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

No, There is no perfect home anywhere. If a buyer wants out, they can a number of ways to do so without putting pressure on anyone.

Aug 04, 2015 09:55 PM