I had the pleasure today of inspecting a brand new home for a repeat client. I've Made several inspections for these folks over the years and have a pretty good feel for what they are concerned with.
The house is in a new Fairhope neighborhood near the new Walmart. The builder picked a nice floor plan and executed the construction with care... to a point.
Some kitchen ceramic floor tiles were a different color. Close, but probably a different lot # of the same stock #. Tile sub contractor admitted his mistake and promised to fix.
Closing the door between the kitchen and a hallway prevented the AC return air from getting any return. A grill could be added to the door, everyone agreed.
Of course wall & ceiling paint flaws would be touched up.
Everything was going well until the kitchen cabinets were inspected. The finish on the cabinet doors was beginning to flake off. Not just one or two doors, but most. Not just the kitchen, but the master bath as well. The builder was now very unhappy... and it was my fault.
I am sympathetic to his plight. He has a lot at risk and thousands of details to square away to build a house on spec. But, it's my clients who will be living there for the rest of their lives (they hope). They deserve the house they are paying for. If ever a house should be perfect, it's the day before they move in.
So, again, somebody doesn't like me. But, hey, I just looking out for my clients. That's my job.
Oh, and my clients were thrilled and felt very looked-after.
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