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Old 09-18-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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Is it reasonable to ask the agent spend another half day with me during the home inspection?
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Dallas
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I'm not sure if it's reasonable, but our agent has always been at home inspections (we have had the same agent for multiple sale/purchases), without us having to ask. I actually didn't even know agents did this, our agents in other states did not.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:20 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Our agent has always been there for inspections. I would be surpised if they don't.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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We have bought 4 homes and have sold three. EVERYTIME our agent was there when we bought and everytime we sold their agent was there. I think it is just good practice.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Right where I want to be.
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Yes, they can/should be there. How else will you and the inspector gain access to the house? The sellers and sellers agents should NOT be there. Your agent needs to be there to understand any issues that need remediation or possibly even renegotiation before closing.
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Old 09-18-2008, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Yes. I'm present at mine with few exceptions. Had a sick kiddo today so I didn't make it, but it is my practice to be there.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:35 PM
 
Location: Clarksville, TN
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Either Pam or I are always present during the Home Inspection. It is just good business practice.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Absolutely.
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Old 09-18-2008, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
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Yes, they can/should be there. How else will you and the inspector gain access to the house? The sellers and sellers agents should NOT be there. Your agent needs to be there to understand any issues that need remediation or possibly even renegotiation before closing.
First, to answer your question, yes your buyers agent absolutely should be there with you.

Now to NCYank... I'm sorry, but as the sellers agent I will also be there. May not be there the whole time, I probably will show up about 1/2 way through, but if there are "issues" then I want the inspector to show me where the issues are. I want to hear it so if it becomes an issue to clear the contingency, I can speak to my seller about it. And, it is the sellers home, you cannot keep them from being there. I discourage it when I am the sellers agent, but to be perfectly honest, if they want to be there, they have that right.

Shelly
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Old 09-19-2008, 12:24 AM
 
Location: DFW
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Inspections on the average home can take about 4 hours. The buyer and I show up at the end and the Inspector I recommend prints out the report and will sit and go over the report so we can ask questions. He will show us issues if we ask and take as much time as needed.

This way we are not slowing or distracting him from the inspection but still have at least an hour of his undivided attention to discuss the house. No need to just hang out for 4-5 hours when 1 quality hour will do the trick.
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