David Barr (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Florida Realty)

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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David,

One can be sued for whatever gets into ones head.  We always gave 3 names as recommendations for any service.  And we also said, you are welcome to use anyone you want.  A

Sep 30, 2015 08:23 AM
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Gary Coles (International Referrals)
Venture Realty International - Las Vegas, NV
Latin America Real Estate

  I usually recommend three that I have confidence will do a thorough job.  I also make certain that they have E^O insurance in case there is a mistake.

Sep 30, 2015 01:03 AM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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If my buyer doesn't know anyone or have a clue who to call I give them a list and they make their own decision.  It's always the buyers choice who to use.

Sep 29, 2015 11:47 PM
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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

Emotionally, the client will hold me responsible of course; logically & legally it's on the inspector, my my 2 guys have thorough agreements to protect them and I preface every inspection with expectations. In 17 years, I've had 2 concerns; they are human too. I look for opportunities to make it right and keep a client for life though.

Sep 29, 2015 11:30 PM
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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

Personally, I hope every one of my clients uses the home inspector I recommend them.  He's honest, thorough, his report is easy to read.  He let's the buyer know which items are health and safety issues and which items need further inspection.  He also fixes small items along the way and keeps them off the report.  He's tough and doesn't try to sell them the home.  I have worked with many others and can't say the same about anyone else or I'd be referring two home inspectors or more.  I do let them know that they can choose their own inspector as well.

Oct 01, 2015 03:01 PM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Samsel & Associates - Clark, NJ
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We always recommend several home inspectors, and we only recommend people we have worked with and have found to be reliable.

Sep 30, 2015 08:50 PM
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Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

I have my preferred and also give two additional for them to choose from for just this reason.  Mark

Sep 30, 2015 02:47 PM
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Anita Allen
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - 850-377-4410 - Pace, FL
Your Realtor for NW Florida, Pace/Milton/Pensacola

I give them a list of 4 and tell them they can use someone of the list or someone else.

Sep 30, 2015 12:15 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

David - I too provide three names of inspectors, and tell all my clients that they have the choice to select any home inspector they wish, and they can find an entire list of them with a simple Internet search.

Sep 30, 2015 09:14 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

I always recommend at least three and I have the buyer contact them and contract. Keeps liability away.

Sep 30, 2015 09:02 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

When you see those 275 # inspector guarantee they can not get into cranny spaces.... Same with termite inspector.  I prefer little guys.

They can only inspect what they can get their body into. Most garages are seldom looked into detail because most are packed...

Sep 30, 2015 05:51 AM
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Andrzej Niemyjski
Realty One Group - Sun City West, AZ

I explain to clients that inspection is to help them make a decision to purchase or not to purchase the property.  That after inspection they will know more about the property but thats not necessary complete list because of visibility or access issue or even human errors.  

Sep 30, 2015 01:37 AM
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Connie Wildasinn
WGroup Realtors - Long Beach, CA
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After 20 years in the business, yes I make recommendations. But always advise that they (buyer) can call ANYONE they so choose. In my 20 I finally had one huge issue that was missed (not by my regular guy - he was out on a medical leave, but the alternate guy) missed a heater that would have killed the new owner with carbon monoxide gas poison. The company I use stepped up with little priding and paid for the repair in full. Well above the price of inspection liability they will reimburse...it pays to Ave good people on your team...a typical buyer has no team of trades people...

Sep 30, 2015 01:36 AM
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Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Preferred - Blue Bell, PA
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I provide my clients a list of 5 inspectors who service the area. I let my clients know that they can select any inspector on the list or they may select one on their own. I have run into one problem in 1.5 years where the inspector missed the fact that the owner has the electricity rigged in which it was bypassing the meter. The power meter was rigged to display readings. Such an elaborate effort to steal power. The power company couldnt figure out how they did this. 

Sep 30, 2015 01:07 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

You bet!  We always provide a short list of several that have done well in the past, along with the link to the licensing website that lists all of them, and advise the Buyer to choose.

Sep 30, 2015 12:56 AM
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Raoul Loustaunau
EXP REALTY - Phoenix, AZ
urhomefinder.com myvaluetoday.com

i dont recomend on in particular i have a list of 5 for them to pick from or they can go find one on the internet.

Sep 30, 2015 12:36 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Usually, if the agent and/or inspector can not make it right, the attoney's get involved. Then the real value of the inspector is revealed.

Sep 30, 2015 12:28 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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David Barr I leave it up to the buyer or tenant. I can recommend someone, but it is their choice.

Sep 30, 2015 12:21 AM