Home Inspection Attendance For Buyers And Agents

  When buying a Charlotte NC home, once you and the seller have agreed on the terms of a contract(and the terms are in writing) most buyers will want to  have a home inspection done.

   Inspections aren’t exactly the most glamorous or exciting parts of buying a home but attending the home inspection is just asking for trouble. In my opinion this goes for buyer AND their buyer’s agents! When I’m representing the seller, I also make every effort to attend the inspection.

  I’ve been at inspections with buyers, myself, sellers and list agent all in attendance – it’s actually nice for everyone to be present and meet each other.  Sometimes the list agent or seller can answer questions about the home that the buyer/buyer’s agent wouldn’t know (if an electrical panel is behind a picture and not readily visible).

  Sometimes it’s a lot of standing around while the home inspector does through the exterior, interior and any crawl spaces of the home but it’s well worth the couple of hours to be able to speak to and communicate directly with the home inspector.  I actually don’t mind home inspections, any buyer that’s under contract is one I’ve spent time with and gotten to know so it’s not unpleasant to hang out with them for a couple of hours. 

  Reading an inspection summary isn’t the same thing as being able to talk face to face with the home inspector.  Some things that are noted on an inspection summary may be minor, some may be much more extensive – that isn’t always clear when just reading a report.

  Home inspectors don’t work for the real estate agent, they work for the buyer. So if you’re buying a Charlotte NC home and having a home inspection done, make sure you attend and that your buyer’s agent attends too!!!

Copyright©2008 by Diane McDermott, All Rights Reserved, “Home Inspection Attendance For Buyers And Agents”


About dianemcdermott

Joyfully divorced, Diane is passionate about sharing her story, experience, wisdom and insight from this beautifully brutal life. Passionate about heartfelt connection in all areas of her life she is a public introvert and most enjoys connecting with and spending quality time with friends, chosen family and clients that are uplifting and inspiring. Her core values of connection, humor, integrity, authentic alignment influence all aspects of her life. She is intentional in all that she does. Diane is the founder and owner of Between the Lines LLC Ghostwriting Services and McDermott Real Estate LLC
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