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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Yes.  It takes the monkey off my back.


Jun 06, 2015 11:38 PM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

You're not going to like my answer but I do not.

Jun 06, 2015 10:08 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes; it is all about avoiding costly surprises and future lawsuits for concealing known defects.

Jun 07, 2015 12:31 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

inspections keep real estate agents out of court....

Jun 06, 2015 11:25 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I consider home inspections "cheap" insurance, so that a buyer understands what may be facing them regarding the home they are buying. I've only ever recommended that clients walk away from a contract based on inspection results a few times, but in my mind they proved their worth in this regard.

Jun 06, 2015 10:02 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Yes sir.  One needs an independent eye for the homes we purchase.  I rely on people like you to tell me things I did not see to tell us about potential issues 

Jun 06, 2015 09:46 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Yes...many many times over!

Jun 07, 2015 11:16 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

If I'm representing a buyer I have them sign a waiver if them opt not to have a professional home inspection. I require that so I am off the hook for any liability.

IMO thoroughly inspecting a home IS important, but hiring a professional may not always be necessary. If the buyer is savvy about construction they may be as good or better than some licensed home inspectors. Especially if the property is a simple one to inspect.

Jun 07, 2015 06:13 AM
Spirit Messingham
Tierra Antigua Realty - Tucson, AZ
Third Generation Full-Time Realtor® 520 471-6900

 As an experienced buyers agent, I would not allow a buyer to buy a property without one.  That is how important I feel they are.  I have personally sat thru 200 home inspections now, and I still manage to learn something new every time.

Jun 07, 2015 03:58 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes, Michael, they are crucial to the transaction.

Jun 07, 2015 03:50 AM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Home inspections have always been part of our repertoire. Caveat emptor exists because Sellers may attempt to mask the many not-so obvious defects which are expensive to mitigate. Home inspections level that playing field at a minimum cost. "Flipping" is notoriously suspect in this regard. 

Jun 07, 2015 01:47 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Like Nina said, it is a cheap insurance policy, and do believe buyers should have one done.

Jun 07, 2015 01:28 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Michael -- Yes I do believe they are necessary as an overview of the property for sellers prior to putting a home ont the market for sale and for buyers to understand the condition of the property they are considering.  

Jun 07, 2015 01:04 AM
Renee Paray
Coldwell Banker Realty - Blue Bell, PA

I couldnt sell a property without a home inspection. The client is relying on the home inspector to report any deficiencies with the property. If the client moves in and finds many of the defects of the home, it would reflect poorly on me. I do not feel that I am doing my job for the client if I did not have them do a home inspection. Would you purchase a home without one? 

Jun 06, 2015 11:53 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes. Either way they will find out problems of the home and this way be better prepared.

Jun 06, 2015 11:39 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton From a buyer's perspective, yes.

Jun 06, 2015 11:18 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

It depend son the buyer and how good the inspector is. i have had buyers hire inspectors that didnt know their up from down. Then there are som good ones who are not alarmists and take the time to explain things. 

Jun 06, 2015 10:26 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

You bet

Mar 26, 2018 06:07 AM
Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
A Tradition Of [Excellence, Trust & Service]

Yes absolutely!  It makes the buyer either feel good about what they are buying or makes them terminate the sale.  I  always have my sellers do a home inspection prior to listing their home so they can fix an issues.

Jun 08, 2015 03:01 AM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
HomeSmart - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - I would say it depends on a number of things, but in general I believe that some sort of home inspection is a necessity. I always recommend my clients get a home inspection. The less someone knows about homes, buying a home, and home construction, the more important the home inspection.

Jun 07, 2015 04:48 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

They aren't necessary, but I strongly recommend them. I call the inspection a fact finding mission on the house. 

Jun 07, 2015 11:32 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Absolutely,  I always recommend an inspection to all my buyers.

Jun 07, 2015 11:30 AM
Stefan Winter
Real Estate in IL & NV | Owner of Real Estate Web Tech | Daily Vlogger - Las Vegas, NV
Owner - Winter Group & Real Estate Web Tech

I've always had them, but starting to expand to Europe now I've learned they dont have them there. I would always get one for any sale I do in the US just because it seems people love to sue people for a quick buck. In Europe it is not like that and the courts would not even take most cases that go to court here, so there I am fine without an inspection.

Jun 07, 2015 08:10 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Absolutely, I think this is a great service, and it creates a knowledgeable buyer.

Jun 07, 2015 06:32 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton - first - Happy Birthday wishes.

And answer to your question - oh yes it is the most important aspect of buying a home.

Jun 07, 2015 02:12 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

Home inspections have become a standard in our market.

During my earlier years in real estate, there were no home inspections and we had few problems. One of the differences was that the quality of construction was better  in those years.

Jun 07, 2015 01:55 AM