Home inspectors and real estate agents go hand in hand, like a good peanut butter and jelly.
This dynamic duo can better serve their client because everyone is committed to the same goal – Ensuring their client has a solid foundation for their future.
Do Agents Attend Home Inspections?
An agent may attend a home inspection, which can be helpful however it’s not required. They can help with their client’s questions about the report as well as communicate with their clients what was looked at if their clients were not present for a walk-through with the inspector.
Should Seller’s Agents Recommend A Seller’s Inspection?
A pre-listing or seller’s inspection can allow your clients to handle issues before a buyer ever sees them. It can also aid in a smooth transition during the closing, and relieve some of the stress during the final stages of a sale. Sellers won’t have to stress that the buyer’s inspection will reveal problems they’re unaware of, theoretically. For these reasons, seller’s inspections are becoming quite common. On the flip side, they’ll be legally required to disclose their inspection report to buyers, so it’s something to be well prepared for.
We’re On The Same Team
It can be simple to assume that an inspector and real estate agent are working together just to get a sale, but a home inspector does not work for a real estate agent. Real estate agents give their clients several home inspector recommendations for them to choose from.
Reputable real estate agents want to work with top-quality home inspectors who will do the job the way they were trained. Which means taking their time, reporting every detail, and not cutting corners. Agents want their clients to have all of the resources available to them about the condition of the home they intend to buy, and a good agent won’t push clients to overlook problems in an inspection just to close the deal.
Home inspectors and real estate agents work together for the greater good. A good home inspector won’t under-exaggerate a problem just to make a buyer proceed with the home purchase, and a good real estate agent isn’t going to prevent a home inspector from doing their job.
The home inspector and real estate agent relationship are important, as one can’t do business without the other. Both are professionals and experts in their field.