Accredited Buyer Representative
Licensed Associate Broker
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
That goes against the standard of practice for any certified / respectable inspector. It is not their job to make those type of decisions ... only evaluate what it is they are getting into.
Put it this way ... should your pastor tell you who you should or shouldn't marry? Or, should your pastor guide/advise you to have the best marriage possible.
An inspector telling someone whether they should purchase a home or not is completely over-stepping their boundaries.
Just my opinion...
An inspector is the second most important professional that a buyer hires to help them with the purchase of their new home. An inspector can solidify the transaction or kill the deal. As a buyer's agent, I want my clients to have an inspector who leaves nothing off of the report. A reputable inspector will look at your client as their client as well. Frequently, I recommend inspectors, but I always make sure that they are ASHI certified and that they provide the same level of service, expertise and care that I do as their buyer's agent. My job is to work with my client's inspector, whoever that may be, to ensure that our client is getting what they have committed to pay for. Unknown defects change a buyer's perception of value. Would they have purchased that home, at that price, had they known of the defects? That is the question. It is our job as their agent to help them answer that question.
Finally, here in Naples a home inspector must be licensed. But I have always worked with referrals so have some idea of who they are to begin with. My expectations are for them to be professional, knowledgable, take photos of anything in question and give full details. I ware one hat; when I call in an inspector I let them do what they are trained for and in return they don't try to tell me how to sell Real Estate. It has worked out very well. You really don't want to cross over lines.
Im looking for honesty from the inspector regarding the home so that the client will have all the facts and be able to make an informed decision.
Even though some Agents might know something about construction it is not generally in a Realtors area of expertise, I am looking to a home inspector to provide his professional input on how to solve any issues that are found as well.
Did I miss some other meaning of your question?