Should remediation be needed, you really need to know where and what the problem is. This is the acceptable time in your real estate experience to bring out the jeans. Yep, I will climb the ladder, crawl the attic or squeeze behind the wall to get a real understanding of the situation and even more importantly, to understand what a proper repair would look like. Too often the inspector and the repair agent use differing lexicons leading to a real false hope of repair.
Yes, it would be easier and even advisable to let the buyer and the inspection agent handle this between themselves. It may be just me, but I think it part of the "full" many agents use to describe the level of service they provide.
ReMax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, Fl
727. 420. 4041
While you may get away with leaving during the inspection if the home is vacant, if you opened the house, you are responsible for those who are in it, and making sure it is secured upon completion of the inspection. The inspector is part of the buyer's side of the deal - I just don't see how you, as the buyer's agent, can not be there. And if I am an informed buyer, I expect you as my agent to be there.
I do agree on some people who say they want to be there to know about major problems. But most of the time, over the years, you build a solid reputation with the home inspector that you are dealing with. He / she will let you know if there are any major concerns to prevent the buyer from removing their inspection contingencies.
Thats just my two cents...
Again, ask your legal.
Tammy Hayes, Realtor, Sandals Realty, Punta Gorda, FL