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Old 6/27/18, 10:59 AM
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Hi Gang,

I have an inspection this coming Tuesday for a military relocation client. He can't be at the home inspection. The buyers agent will be there.
It's my first inspection where the buyer won't be present. Any tips or special considerations for CYA items?

Thanks!



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Old 6/27/18, 11:42 AM
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Get paid before you send the report.




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Old 6/27/18, 12:15 PM
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Hi Gang,

I have an inspection this coming Tuesday for a military relocation client. He can't be at the home inspection. The buyers agent will be there.
It's my first inspection where the buyer won't be present. Any tips or special considerations for CYA items?

Thanks!

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Get paid before you send the report.

Did lots for the service with no client all ways went great .
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Old 6/27/18, 1:23 PM
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Be sure to have your agreement signed before the inspection, either by the buyer's agent, acting on the buyer's behalf, or send the buyer the agreement to be signed before the inspection.

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Get paid before sending the report... as mentioned.
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Old 6/27/18, 1:32 PM
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Be sure to have your agreement signed before the inspection, either by the buyer's agent, acting on the buyer's behalf, or send the buyer the agreement to be signed before the inspection.

And
Get paid before sending the report... as mentioned.
Cheers

Military pays for arm service personal .
They send the check out in a few days after the inspection never pay before the inspection .
We live near the largest Canadian Forces air base done hundreds of service members inspections . Great people never a complaint .

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Old 6/27/18, 2:02 PM
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Old 6/27/18, 2:27 PM
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In today's world act just like the buyer was present as you may be on candid camera by the seller.



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Old 6/27/18, 4:51 PM
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I do every inspection w/o the client present




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Old 6/27/18, 5:22 PM
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Hi Gang,

I have an inspection this coming Tuesday for a military relocation client. He can't be at the home inspection. The buyers agent will be there.
It's my first inspection where the buyer won't be present. Any tips or special considerations for CYA items?

Thanks!

If you perform a thorough inspection and create a comprehensive and detailed report there should be no need for CYA!



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Old 6/27/18, 7:17 PM
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Take clear photos of defects with context shots to help identify the location. Describe locations in some detail. Your client will be seeing the deficiencies through your descriptions.



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Old 6/27/18, 7:26 PM
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We typically take a series of "general photos" of the areas exterior and interior if the client has not been able to visit the property. In addition to to the regular report.




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Old 6/27/18, 11:31 PM
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I got a clause in my agreement that the buyer is encouraged to be at the inspection and to ask questions. By not being at the inspection, the buyer understand he is at risk of misinterperting an inspection.



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Old 6/28/18, 5:15 AM
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Take clear photos of defects with context shots to help identify the location. Describe locations in some detail. Your client will be seeing the deficiencies through your descriptions.

Shouldn't this go for any report/client? You never know who may be looking at it...or when...or why.




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Old 6/28/18, 2:48 PM
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Put room shots in the report as you will be giving a tour and add more tips as they are not there to get them verbally. Also add illustrations if your software allows it.
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Old 6/28/18, 3:07 PM
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Shouldn't this go for any report/client? You never know who may be looking at it...or when...or why.
It does for me, but it's obviously not a universal thing...

I remember when there were people who argued that photos were completely unnecessary and superfluous in reports if you described the defect correctly. They were fluff. I haven't heard that one in a while. Those inspectors may have gone the way of the dinosaurs.



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