The DOs and DON’Ts of Referring Property Inspectors
Increasingly, buyers in today’s marketplace are choosing to have pre-purchase property inspections conducted, in order to better understand the condition of the property they are considering purchasing. Some Buyer reject the notion of doing an inspection, I always recoomend it, it is a nominal cost to protect your investment in your new home.
Buyers frequently turn to their real estate licensees, asking for a recommendation to a property inspector they trust.
When a buyer asks for a referral to a property inspector….
I provide the buyer with a list of at least three professionals I have previously dealt with. I have the buyer call, interview and select them independently.
All the proffessionals I deal with carry insurance, including errors and omissions coverage, liability insurance, and workers’ compensation coverage.
You the buyer pays the property inspector for professional advice about the condition of the property they are considering purchasing.
It's important to allow for a reasonable length of time to arrange and conduct the inspection, prepare the report, and have the report reviewed by the buyer.
I do not receive any referral fee or other consideration from a property inspector I reccomend. I don't beleive this to be a good business practise as it could be a conflict of interest.
Good luck in your search. If I can help, drop me a line.