Archive for February 27th, 2011

• Sunday, February 27th, 2011
We all are working for the same common goal, and that is to make a good living.  The question is about your professional integrity.  I have performed so many Home Inspections over the years that I have seen it all. Brand new homes, 100 year old homes and everything in between.  To be quite honest I have never once Inspected a home or commercial property that has not had at least a few (minor) issues.
I have met many, many real estate agents and have worked with some that their agenda was to close the deal no matter what. They would prefer a “Fluff” inspection where the inspector sugar coated their findings.  On the flip side I also have worked with (and still do) many agents that actually do care.  Obviously they want to close the deal as soon as possible also but the difference is these agents want their clients to get the best bang for their buck.  These agents want the real “Nuts”.
As a Professional, Licensed Maryland Home Inspector we evaluate the properties condition as we see it.  We consider the property as our client and our client is asking us to tell it “How Am I” ?  Whether good or bad, minor or major the condition of all properties “Is What It Is” and as a Professional Inspector we are being paid for that unbiased evaluation of the condition of the property at the time of the inspection.
My question to you is are you just looking for a sugar coated “Fluff” inspection ?  OR do you prefer the real deal and want the “Nuts” from your Home Inspectors?
I realize there will be some people that do not want to reply here in public, for those I want you to ask yourself,
“Fluff or Nuts, Where Do You Stand” ?