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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

They need to be honest and factual.  If they are professional, they'll know how to best communicate with their client.  I dislike working with the Inspectors who make mountains out of mole hills.

Mar 30, 2016 01:08 AM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
Movoto - Laguna Niguel, CA

I want a home inspector to report findings accurately.  If something is a big deal, say it's a big deal.  If it's minor, say it's minor. 

Mar 30, 2016 01:02 AM
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Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Just the facts, m... Remember Dragnet, if you are old enough to remember that tv show?

Mar 30, 2016 01:10 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

They should be frank and tactful -- a professional will know how to do this for every buyer.   

 

Mar 30, 2016 12:57 AM
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DEANNA C. SMITH CERTIFIED MOBILE NOTARY
Certified Mobile Notary Signing Agent - Smith Mountain Lake, VA
Highest Ranked Certified Mobile Notary in Virginia

An honest and factual report is what I expect from MY inspectors.   This should be presented in a neutral manner with appropriate explanations.

It should NOT be given in a verbal dissertation of personal opinion and scare phrases to motivate the recipient into drastic visions of impending doom.

Mar 30, 2016 12:49 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Tactful.  I've seen inspectors call out completely irrelevant items like they were the end of the world (and then turn around and say to an handyman they wouldn't even do it at their house).

 

Report.  Don't preach.  Don't practice real estate.

Mar 30, 2016 03:53 AM
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Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
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It is against law to be otherwise.  I am surprised you even asked that kind of questions.

The other choice is face trial serve hehind bars.

Mar 30, 2016 01:20 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

home inspectors need to keep the emotion out of their communication and just report what they see.... 

Mar 30, 2016 01:20 AM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

They should be factual.

Mar 30, 2016 01:04 AM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think they should be truthful.

Mar 30, 2016 01:02 AM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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They have their role, sometimes they are a bit over the top though.

Jun 25, 2019 10:17 PM
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Evelina Tsigelnitskaya
SIB Realty - Sunny Isles Beach, FL
www.SIBRealty.org 305-931-6931

be frank 

Jun 17, 2019 06:21 PM
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Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
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neither, just state the facts

Apr 03, 2016 02:25 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

My inspector tells the facts, identifies the health & safety issues.    

Apr 01, 2016 12:19 AM
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Alan May
Jameson Sotheby's International Realty - Evanston, IL
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Frank and Tactful.  You can tell the buyer the truth (and yes, I do want the unvarnished truth) without the melodrama or panic.

Mar 31, 2016 12:42 AM
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Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
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I want the home inspection report to be stating conditions and facts as to what they see not opinions without basis. Most are not contractors nor have been codes officials.

Mar 30, 2016 01:33 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Questions should never be anonymous but the correct answer is the inspector needs to be "non alarming" n telling the problem and what the cure is. 

Mar 30, 2016 10:30 AM
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Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

     I know of an Inspector who suggested in writing that the Buyer lower his contract price(!).

      The Listing Agent reported him to the Florida Real Estate Commission for "practicing real estate without a license", which is a FELONY in Florida.  He got off with a reprimand / warning.

Mar 30, 2016 09:11 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

They should be frank and tactful.

Mar 30, 2016 04:04 AM
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Mimi Foster
Falcon Property Solutions - Colorado Springs, CO
Voted Colorado Springs Best Realtor

"No bedside manner Joe" is what they call an inspector I used to use. You can state the facts without scaring the wits out of a first time home buyer. 

Mar 30, 2016 02:57 AM
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LuxurySoCalRealty San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA said it correctly

Mar 30, 2016 02:13 AM
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate - St. George, UT
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Just relay the known facts in a well-written report that are relevant to the condition of the property in it's present state. No puffing, hearsay or future predictions on what could happen!

Mar 30, 2016 01:58 AM
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Susan Laxson CRS
Premier Sotheby's International Realty - Naples, FL
The Michelle Thomas Team

I absolutely want my home inspectors to be honest and factual in their reports. That being said, nothing is worse than inspectors who exaggerate problems when there are easy solutions.

Mar 30, 2016 01:46 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

They should be honest.  If their name is "Frank", then they should be "Frank".  I've met a few of those.  Never met one named "Tactful"...

Mar 30, 2016 01:45 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

Inspectors should report exactly as state law dictates.

Mar 30, 2016 01:44 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Frank or tactful.

Those are invalid choices.

The problems begin when an inspector feels they are losing relevance regarding their influence in the world around them. So they choose to create influence where it does not belong.

Mar 30, 2016 01:44 AM
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Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Both!  There is no conflict with being honest and tactful. 

Mar 30, 2016 01:41 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

A report should do just that. It is the recommendations that make it dicey

Mar 30, 2016 01:12 AM