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Old 03-31-2018, 09:25 AM
 
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Not to derail the discussion but I have seen a very thorough, experienced inspector miss a serious issue. I recommended him unfortunately. I would caution buyers against assuming a clean inspection report means no issues. Conversely, not every issue written up on the report calls for renegotiation. I saw a buyer cancel a contract on a good property at a good price just last week because the seller wouldn't agree to a price concession for an inconsequential issue highlighted in the report. The inspection was clean otherwise and the inspector probably felt he needed to justify his price by focusing on the one item he found.
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Old 03-31-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Rochester, WA
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If anything, 1insider, you're bringing it back to the rails More later.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:00 AM
 
Location: Athol, Idaho
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meant to edit in and say that Mike's pipe collar example is the exact reason why an agent should IMO speak up and not just stand aside and 'let the inspector be the inspector'..
I guess I have done the same thing with a lender recently. I feel really stuck now because this is a lender I have recommended again and again that has done good work in the past. I feel I can't recommend them again. They completely forgot to order the appraisal and wouldn't listen to me when I kept asking why it wasn't done yet. It messed things up for my buyer. What bothers me more is that they won't admit they screwed up when there is no way to deny it. I absolutely can't forgive that. So, ya I guess if I see something I do say something.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:35 AM
 
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Such unbelievable garbage. I truly donít think youíve ever sold or bought a home. You have no idea how professional relationships work, no clue how anything works really.

This endless hyperbole and obsession of yours is just plain odd.

Now. Back to the actual OP:

Have you ever had an inspector that didnít find something that they listed as a significant concern? In dozens of personal transactions, I certainly havenít - even on a stage inspection on a new build.
You should probably rephrase this as it makes no sense and I have no idea what you're attempting to ask. You present this big question to the OP and it's not even coherent. Are you asking if an inspector didn't find something but then listed what they didn't find as a significant concern? I.e. they are listing false things in the report. Or do you mean something that they didn't find like something that's missing (e.g. the cover to the septic tank) and that's (rightly) listed as a significant concern. Or are you asking if an inspector didn't find something and you meant to say that they also didn't list what they didn't find as a significant concern? Or something else?
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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You should probably rephrase this as it makes no sense and I have no idea what you're attempting to ask. You present this big question to the OP and it's not even coherent. Are you asking if an inspector didn't find something but then listed what they didn't find as a significant concern? I.e. they are listing false things in the report. Or do you mean something that they didn't find like something that's missing (e.g. the cover to the septic tank) and that's (rightly) listed as a significant concern. Or are you asking if an inspector didn't find something and you meant to say that they also didn't list what they didn't find as a significant concern? Or something else?
Go **** into the wind somewhere else and quit hijacking threads. It’s a perfectly coherent question.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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I recommend a home inspector.
He knows if he screws up regularly (no one is perfect) ....
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Not to derail the discussion but I have seen a very thorough, experienced inspector miss a serious issue. I recommended him unfortunately. I would caution buyers against assuming a clean inspection report means no issues. Conversely, not every issue written up on the report calls for renegotiation. I saw a buyer cancel a contract on a good property at a good price just last week because the seller wouldn't agree to a price concession for an inconsequential issue highlighted in the report. The inspection was clean otherwise and the inspector probably felt he needed to justify his price by focusing on the one item he found.
"...(no one is perfect)..."
Part of managing expectations is to mention that fact.
No inspector is perfect, whether I recommend them, or the client falls into the Angieslist trap.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:47 AM
 
Location: Cary, NC
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100% agree. ...
Mike is exactly right... .
Well, at this point, I 100% agree, too!

Of course, I am quite accustomed to being 100% right.
This clearly is not a Stranger in a Strange Land moment. I am sure Robert Heinlein would agree!

"Practice Makes Perfect."
&
"Good. Better. Best.
Never let it rest.
Until your Good is Better, and your Better's Best!"


Sorry.
Have to pause on the Affirmations and Inspirations, and go show a few more houses.
Toodles!
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:54 AM
 
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Go **** into the wind somewhere else and quit hijacking threads. Itís a perfectly coherent question.
Asking a poster to explain what he meant is hijacking a thread? Does anyone know what this is supposed to mean? Can anyone explain this:

Have you ever had an inspector that didnít find something that they listed as a significant concern?

If you're an agent, I would be concerned with your lack of ability to articulate a question that you're trying to ask. Professionals don't write like this. If you're trying to advise someone, they need to understand what you're asking. If they start giving answers to a different question from what you think you asked, they could receive the wrong guidance and it could create issues for that consumer. Take a bit more time. Think about what you wish to say and construct a proper sentence that won't be misunderstood. It's not that hard.

Rudeness should not be tolerated here but I know that often people who lack the skills to articulate what they are thinking and feeling will resort to vulgarity out of frustration. Therefore, I forgive you for the vulgar insult.
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Old 03-31-2018, 10:56 AM
 
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Asking a poster to explain what he meant is hijacking a thread? Does anyone know what this is supposed to mean? Can anyone explain this:

Have you ever had an inspector that didn’t find something that they listed as a significant concern?

If you're an agent, I would be concerned with your lack of ability to articulate a question that you're trying to ask. Professionals don't write like this. If you're trying to advise someone, they need to understand what you're asking. If they start giving answers to a different question from what you think you asked, they could receive the wrong guidance and it could create issues for that consumer. Take a bit more time. Think about what you wish to say and construct a proper sentence that won't be misunderstood. It's not that hard.

Rudeness should not be tolerated here but I know that often people who lack the skills to articulate what they are thinking and feeling will resort to vulgarity out of frustration. Therefore, I forgive you for the vulgar insult.
I truly give zero ****s about your “forgiveness”. You couldn’t understand a simple question and chose that to get all wound up about. Go p i s s into the wind somewhere else, or actually read and comprehend before responding.
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Old 03-31-2018, 11:53 AM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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If you are there during an inspection directing the inspector then I think you likely are involved where you shouldn't be.

Can I ask specifically what you are talking about here? How did you uncover this material fact?
You've never had a home inspector start by asking if there are any specific concerns that you have about the house?
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