Inspections & Listing Agents

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Real Estate Agent with Prudential Alliance Realty-OKC, OK

In the 11 years I have been a Realtor®, I have never attended a inspection in which I did not represent the buyer nor have I ever had a listing agent attend my scheduled inspection with my buyer(s).

I asked the listing agent to not be there unless she has been asked to be present by the seller.  While I have not gotten an answer just yet, I am hoping she is not offended by my request but I thought this would be a good topic for discussion amongst my fellow Realtors®.

So what is your opinion on this matter?  Have you been asked by sellers to be present and have you had selling agents get in a tizzy because of it?  I would never get upset by it but I do think that is the buyers time.

Russell Benson
Prudential Alliance Realty

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Russell Benson, Realtor®
Prudential Alliance Realty
Oklahoma City, OK
Serving Oklahoman's since 1998
www.RealEstateOKC.com

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Russell Benson
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Patricia,

I think the majority are with us while a few are present as the listing agent.  I guess when you do things a certain way for so long and then somebody wants to change things up, you're like, what the heck?

Thanks for your comment...............

April 20, 2009 09:37 AM
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Joe Pryor
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Hey Russell, I want to make sure you keep your blog active. Active Rain has started to charge for Rainmaker accounts at $29.95 a month. I think since you have a blog post you should be okay, but as the popularity increases for AR which is happening at a rapid pace, they may amend again. Hope all is well with you.

May 16, 2009 10:11 AM
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Jim Valentine
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Russell - I don't go to inspections regardless of who I represent.  The inspector is the qualified licensed individual.  If I knew what I was looking at I wouldn't need to hire them.  If there is a question about a recommendation we call the inspector.  If there is a question on what is needed to repair a problem that was called out we have the repairman call the inspector.  Often the buyers or sellers are present and so it should be - it is their property to buy or relinquish and they will be affected. 

May 17, 2009 05:43 PM
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Russell Benson
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Joe:  Good to hear from you.  I hope you are feeling well!  I look forward to meeting up with you and catching up on things.

May 17, 2009 07:40 PM
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Todd Clark
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No, I have never been asked by a seller to be present for the inspection. I am at everyone with my buyers though, this gives us the opportunity to write the repair addendum and get it over without delay. I would be affraid of stepping on toes and upsetting the buyer in to walking if I attended the inspection as the listing agent.

Todd Clark - www.LivingBeaverton.com

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