The Day The Inspector Gave My Buyers A Heart Attack
Let me rephrase this by saying that just like anything else in the world there are good, bad and degrees in between. I am not in any way lumping all inspectors into a group. I am only going to tell you about my experience.
Well, first, my buyers didn't really have a heart attack. I was exaggerating there. They did, however, opt out of the contract based on what the inspector told them.
We somehow got an overzealous inspector. As Realtors, and other inspectors, we know that inspectors are licensed to do inspections. They are not licensed roofers, electricians or plumbers. (Unless they just happen to be one outside of the realm of inspectorhood.)
Unfortunately, not all buyers are aware of that!
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