Who's Smarter-The Home Inspector Or The Licensed Contractor?
By Cindy Jones, Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News
(Integrity Real Estate Group)
It's a new game in real estate. Who's smarter, the home inspector of the licensed contractor? A home inspector finds an issue with a property and the buyer asks the seller to make the repair. The seller hires, let's say a licensed electrician to come and replace the "faulty" circuit breaker the home. Upon arrival and examination the electrician finds no problem with the circuit breaker. It is functioning properly, there are no signs of damage, no frayed wires, nothing to indicate a current or past concern. The electrician writes up a report and it's passed to the buyer.The buyer calls their home inspector who stands by their report that the breaker is faulty. The buyer insists the electrician is trying to pull one over on them and the breaker needs to be replaced. Who wins? To...