When agents don't show up for an appointment.

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Home Inspector with Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections 10072923

When agents don't show up for an appointment.

When ever I have an appointment to inspect a home, the agent is usually there.

They want to know what the issues are if any.

This way they are not "blind sided" when they do get a copy of the report.

The last home I just inspected for a young first time home buyer couple was an appointment for a three o'clock inspection.

I usually show up early so I can start with the outsid eof the home and then get in when the agent arrives on the scene.

This home listed for $269,900, in a nice neighborhood and built in 2005.

Home built in 2005

This four bedroom and three bath home has been on the market for 60 days. 

It was fifteen after Three when I called the Realtor and she told me that she was running late.

About that time the buyers showed up with the lock box code so I could get in.

The agent should have given me the code so I could get in. I have not worked that much with this agent.

But she was a "NO SHOW".

When I completed the inspection and we said our good bye's. I was on my way back to the office when the agent called me to ask if I had completed the inspection. 

All I could think of was " if you would have been there", then you would have known I did complete the inspection.

By the way...the home do'es have a few issues to address.

Have  great day and HOLIDAY weekend everyone.

 

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Clint  McKie

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Rainmaker
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Stephanie/Bob The Ruiz/Miller Team
Keller Williams Cornerstone Realty - Ocala, FL
The Ocala Dream Team

Hi Clint, I trust my inspector and rarely go to inspections.  I think they are boring and a waste of 2-3 hours of my time.  The inspector is busy doing his thing and crawling through the attic.  I know I will get a thorough report the next morning.

May 27, 2012 06:19 AM #5
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Edward Gilmartin
Boston Homes - Boston, MA

A lot of buyers pays good money for an inspection and do not want the agents around while it is being done. They may feel that the inspector may hold back comments if the agent is present.  An agent should show up at least to give access to some hard to get to places in the home though.

May 27, 2012 06:31 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Clint, our real estate attorneys state if we attend the inspection, we are assumed to be an inspector, and I only show up at the end to view the issues found by the TRUE inspector, and so I know how to write up the issues on the objection if needed.   I always let my inspector know I won't be there in the beginning.

May 27, 2012 06:57 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Chris Smith
Re/Max Chay Realty Inc., Brokerage - New Tecumseth, ON
South Simcoe, Caledon, King, Orangeville Real Esta

Clint, I value any person's time, and make every effort to be early or on time, or if I am running late, to tell them as early as possible.

May 27, 2012 06:59 AM #8
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Todd Clark
Keller Williams Realty - Beaverton, OR
Broker - Beaverton, Oregon Real Estate Expert - (503) 524-9494

I can't believe the agent gave the code to the buyers. That right there could be enough to get a huge fine or suspension from the agency. (I know it certainly would here)

May 27, 2012 08:17 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Hobe Sound, FL

Clint, a NO show and the lock box code given to the Buyers.  Around here our board would say "You in a heap a trouble boy!" 

May 27, 2012 09:10 AM #10
Rainmaker
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Same as Todd and Kevin...giving the lock box code to buyers is a big no-no in my area. 

May 27, 2012 12:40 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Belinda,

Every part of the country it seems has it's own way of doing things.

Have a great day.

Best, Clint McKie

May 27, 2012 05:57 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Wallace,

I think a simple call about the time she was to be there would have been a good thing. But nothing till I had called and left a message for her.

Makes you wonder huh?

Have a good day off Tom.

Best, Clint McKie

May 27, 2012 05:59 PM #13
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Jay,

I don't normally do it either.

This home is vacant and nothing in it. That makes me a lot more at ease about it.

Best, Clint McKie 

May 27, 2012 06:01 PM #14
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Wayne,

The same here for a lot of the agents I work with.

This last one though...Simply put ... she should have shown up for the appointment.

Have a good night in Fort Myers.

Best, Clint McKie 

May 27, 2012 06:04 PM #15
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Bob,

You do let him or her in don't you?

Or do you just hand them a key?

Inquiring minds want to know.

Best, Clint McKie

May 27, 2012 06:06 PM #16
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Edward,

Not me, I don't hold back a thing.

If there are issues that need to be addressed, then I say it out loud and clear.

Then if it's a deal killer... they should'nt buy a money pit.

Best, Clint McKie

May 27, 2012 06:09 PM #17
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hello Joan,

But you do eventually show at the home.

This agent did not do that at all. Missed everything.

Have a great day in Denver,

Best, Clint ncKie

May 27, 2012 06:11 PM #18
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hey Chris,

Now that sounds like a plan. Good for you.

Have a good night in Simcoe.

Best, Clint mcKie

May 27, 2012 06:13 PM #19
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Todd,

I don't know how they handle things here like that.

This was a first for me and hopefully the last.

Have a great Holiday tom.

Best, Clint McKie

May 27, 2012 06:16 PM #20
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Kevin,

I would think the same thing.

Thanks for the comment.

Have a great holiday tom.

Best, Clint McKie

May 27, 2012 06:23 PM #21
Rainmaker
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Anita,

I could'nt agree more.

It's something I would have never even thought to do.

How well do you know these buyers?

Have a great Holiday on the farm.

Best, Clint McKie

May 27, 2012 06:26 PM #22
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

The agent clearly had no intention of being at the inspection. I had a short relationship with a similar type agent many years back. Every time we had an inspection she would call to say she was  "caught in traffic" or held up by some other delay. 

May 30, 2012 04:52 AM #23
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Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi James,

This Realtor has been to a couple so far. But this one she did'nt make it to.

She will usually leave when I'm almost done.

Is there a pattern here. Have a great Sunday in Connecticut.

Best, Clint McKie

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