TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)

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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

YES!!! Unscupulous anybody!

Dec 23, 2015 08:31 PM
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

I had a disgusted client call me a couple weeks after she moved into a house we had inspected together.  A contractor had tripped both the bathroom and kitchen receptacle GFIs, and his cousin, an "electrician," diagnosed the problem over the phone as one most home inspectors are missing.  He said he had to replace the breakers, all the receptacles and probably all the wiring in her 7 year old house.  Calling her at work, I told her to please call me when she got home.  After clicking the three tripped buttons all was well.  When I reminded her that I told her to always call me when contractors told her things, she remembered and finally got it!  Another client was told there was "too much carbon monoxide" in the flue vent between the water heater and main vent stack!  The solution:  replace the 4 year old water heater, and ALL the vent tubing through the roof!   Fortunately he called me.  These are not stupid people.  The first client is an MBA financial analyst for a large phone company and the second a Secret Service agent.  And both nearly got sucked in by these twerps.  Unscrupulous you say?  Sometimes that word isn't strong enough.  And Pat, remember what happened when we went back for the reinspection at that house?  To tell you Michael - the "contractor" met us at the door saying he had "personally" repaired all the items on the addendum so there was no need for us to do a reinspection.  Absolutely NOTHING on the list had been done, or done properly!  When the contractor gets busted twice on the same property the contractor is the problem.

Dec 23, 2015 05:59 PM
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Patricia Kennedy
Redfin - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

I sold one a few years back with a "new" HVAC that Jay Markanich carbon dated to ten years prior as a manufacture date.  We insisted they pull it out and put in an actual new system.  The contractor was not happy.  The buyer was happy indeed that Jay caught it.

Dec 23, 2015 05:44 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Oh, absolutely! And I('d write up a bad review in a Yelp!

Dec 23, 2015 09:38 PM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Our solution?!! 

Dec 23, 2015 08:00 PM
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Women of Westchester Working Together
Women of Westchester Working Together - West Harrison, NY
Women helping Women get ahead

Yes, I hate them, too.  Who would like them?

Dec 23, 2015 07:08 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

HVAC contractors get away with this crap all the time, when they attempt it with me I take them off the list.

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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

yes

Dec 29, 2015 09:27 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Absolutely, don' want an innocent party to inherit their mis-steps!

Dec 25, 2015 11:27 PM
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LuxurySoCalRealty Compass San Diego
Compass - La Jolla, CA
San Diego Partner - The Private Client Network

Yes TeamChi - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. you have to watch them very carefully I just learned that on a deal.  

Dec 25, 2015 09:18 AM
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Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Michael. Unfortunately I run into them all the time, when I'm doing a mortgage that involves renovations. They are vetted, but some still make it through and are just contractors you don't want to see again.

Dec 24, 2015 06:22 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

TeamChi - Complete Home Inspections, Inc. luckily, I have not come across such contractor.

Dec 24, 2015 02:54 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Who wouldn't?

Dec 24, 2015 12:54 AM
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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Yeah, red flags is right. Both units need replacing at same time . Ha. This is one reason I avoid or don't rush on recommending contractors. I'll give people a few names if they don't know any contractors, and suggest they interview them or others and get at least 2 or 3 estimates. We can go to DPOR among other places and check on contractors.

Dec 23, 2015 11:17 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Those are the contractors that I try to avoid.

Dec 23, 2015 10:34 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

Yeah, I filed complaints with the State on my home's builder 2x. Both times, they sided with me. That was 15 years ago. Builder is in jail now. :)

Dec 23, 2015 10:31 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I take issue with unscrupulous everything.

Dec 23, 2015 10:24 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Yes it bother's me to no end!

Dec 23, 2015 10:02 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

I take issue when anyone tries to unfairly take advantage of others.

Dec 23, 2015 09:58 PM
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Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

This is a good reason to keep a vendors List to protect clients from the Yellow Pages alternatives ! 

Dec 23, 2015 09:55 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

YES and often i will call them out on it, sometime sto them and most of the time to the buyer in the form of getting another opinion

Dec 23, 2015 09:51 PM