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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

the quality of the report so there are no surprises after closing.....I don't care if he has NO personality.... expensive.... and tough to schedule....we'll work with it....

Aug 18, 2015 10:37 PM
Keith Whited
RE/MAX Gateway - Alexandria, VA

Very thorough and have a good 'bedside manner'. He points out all potential 'defect' andproblem points without being an alarmist. If an issue is serious he is sure to make that point however he is also quicj=k to mention that not every item he notes is something that needs to be addressed. He explains that even new homes will have some 'defects' and that homes that are 'XX' years old are bound to have more but that doesn't mean they shouldn't buy hte home or ask the seller to corect each and every item.

Aug 18, 2015 10:05 PM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
The House Kat

Yes.  All of those.

I have two home inspectors my clients have used successfullly. They are personable, provide very detailed reports with photos usually no more than 24 hours after the inspection, are relatively easy to make appointments with, and are competitively priced.  In addition, they are very thorough and objective. All those are required in my book.

Aug 18, 2015 09:50 PM
Sara Wagner
The Woodland Companies - Adams, WI
Stevens Point Rentals

Quick and reliable.

Nov 16, 2018 09:26 PM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Personable is very important because it is a 3 hour segment of your life you'll never get back, ha ha

As mentioned above, I like an inspector with a calm bedside manner.  One who will teach the buyers about the particulars of their next home and ongoing maintenance for same without frightening them.

Also, I like when they make themselves available after the sale for any questions once they've moved in.

Aug 19, 2015 12:03 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

I have recommended and worked with the same owner/operator for a couple of years now.  I have sat thru at least 75 inspections with him, we end up finishing each other sentences at inspections.  I have learned a lot from attending!   I like all the above.  I like that he finds a lot of details I am afraid other inspectors would miss.  He tells me other agents dont like that he is so detailed, asking him not to mention some of what he finds.  That is nuts.  It is data, and I want the buyers (whom I represent) to have as data as they can during the inspection periods.  That is why I keep referring him, plus all the reasons you listed as well.

Aug 18, 2015 11:57 PM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

The inspector I refer and really like is not a saboteur.

That embraces multiple disciplines that includes 'loose lips,' 'avilability,' and 'reporting."

Aug 18, 2015 11:08 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

My favorites are booked well in advance but worth the wait.  You get what you pay for.  Good personalities.  I like good clean, easy to understand reports.  

Aug 18, 2015 10:59 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Response time and a thorough job done.

Aug 18, 2015 10:51 PM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

All of these factors may come into play. I prefer the inspectors who will make the inspection an educational experience for the purchasers. Explaining what is normal maintenance and what items need to be taken care of before settlement is very important.

Aug 18, 2015 10:46 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

He is on time competes the inspection in a timely manner and his rates are excellent

Aug 18, 2015 09:59 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Speed and reliability.

Mar 25, 2018 11:44 PM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I want thoroughness...details and profesional feedback and input in a reasonable amount of time priced well. Do that and we have like going

Aug 19, 2015 05:32 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

The most important quality I look for is the report.  It's tone and thoroughness.

Aug 19, 2015 04:45 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Honesty about the condition...Not surgar coating it or bashing the issue.

Aug 19, 2015 02:51 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton He does a really good and thorough job.

Aug 19, 2015 12:42 AM
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

Michael Thornton you've hit the list entirely. In fact all I can add, is my favorite bullet point: my inspector is who actually introduced Active Rain to me in 2006! It's because of him (for better or for worse) I'm here in The Rain.


Aug 19, 2015 12:15 AM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Accurate, timely reports

Aug 18, 2015 11:50 PM