Joined: Sep 2008
Okay, so I'm disussing the sales agreement with my clients and we get to the very important "Inspection Contingency" section. Since these buyers had already purchased a home, I asked them if they had a home inspector they wanted to use.
They told me 'no.'
I asked them where they were going to get a home inspector, a referral from a friend or family member?
They told me, and I quote: "We were going to go through the Yellow Pages."
(Hmmmm . . . who uses the Yellow Pages these days??)
There is a thin line when a real estate agent refers their buyer clients to a home inspector. For obvious reasons, I'm very careful about this.
But, the Yellow Pages??
I referred the buyers to a company that many of my clients have used in the past, as well as me! I used this company when I purchased my home.
This guy is GREAT! He's done over 4,000 inspections in his 16-year career! He's local, keeps up on the latest news on recalls (for example, Cadet Heater recall a while ago), and is honest, patient and doesn't mind the buyer shawdowing him while his performing the inspection.
Wasn't this referral better then the YELLOW PAGES and getting an unknown?!?!?
Carla Muss-Jacobs, ABR, CEBA, e-PRO, Realtor
EBA Portland, LLC
EMAIL TO: EBAPortland@gmail.com