Good evening to all. Please know that I do believe that you A/R folks are more in-tune with the industry than others may be and this is not pennedto defame any of you. I appreciate this forum and the opportunity to share information and ideas and I certainly do not want to do anything to jeopardize that.
I got to a 1995 model $135K bi-level home today to do a standard general home inspection for a young client and her husband. The water was off, the hot water tank was not lit. Only five light bulbs were not burned out. The refrigerator and electric range were unplugged and the water line was disconnected from the ice-maker. The disposal had a locked rotor (would not run) and when the water was turned on the spigot at the kitchen sink spewed like old faithful.
My question is twofold: Doesn't a house show and sell better if these items are functioning properly? Is it within your realm as A/R Real-Estate professionals to encourage your counterparts and owners to prepare the homes for showing and suseqent inspections?
When the systems in homes function better (when the switch is flipped the lights come on) the inspection results are generally better as well. As I see it we are in this boat together and if we all pull on the oars the process should be allot smoother.
Blessings to you all