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Pedro, Home Owner in Saint Louis, MO

Does my (Buyer's) agent need to inform the Seller's agent of the dates/times we've scheduled inspections? The home (occupied) has Supra.

Asked by Pedro, Saint Louis, MO Wed May 15, 2013

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All appointments for access must be scheduled with the agent/homeowners. It is a violation of the code of ethics to enter without appointment. Supra boxes electronically record all use of the box for key access. Most good inspection agencies will also contact listing agents to advise of a scheduled appointment. Your agent should make contact to schedule appointment also.
Remember, good will plays a part in the inspection negotiation process. You will be asking the seller to make repairs or give a credit so start this process off respectfully with notice of appointment.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri May 17, 2013
Just like with a showing the owner's need to be informed especially if they love there. A Supra box is a courtesy as well as a good idea. Plus, ideally the owner's should leave for the inspection although they do not have to do so. Their agent should inform them of this. If they are planning to leave they may need to make plans especially if they have dependents.
I assume your think if they know when the inspection is they can do something to change the results. A good inspector has seen all of the tricks. If you have any concerns you should tell your agent and inspector. They are there to protect YOU.
I wish you all of the best in your new home.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
OK. They may love there too but I meant live.
Flag Wed May 15, 2013
Is there any reason you would not want to let them know?
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
Yes, absolutely. It is still the Sellers property, and common curtesy to co-ordinate with the Seller.
Remember, they are moving too! You would expect to be notified if it was your home,so does the Seller.
1 vote Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
Yes the Seller's agent should be notified of all visits.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Jun 7, 2013
yes .
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 16, 2013
Alan May, Real Estate Pro in 60201
wouldn't you want your agent to be advised so they could advise you when inspections would be done, ESPECIALLY if you were still living there?s Would you even let inspectors in if they didn't have an appointment with you?
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu May 16, 2013
nothing left to say but 'ditto'
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
Absolutely - if you enter without permission you are trespassing. Would you want someone just entering your home without letting you know they were coming?? It's common courtesy as well
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
Yes it is common curtesy to check and make sure that the time and date requested works for the seller.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed May 15, 2013
Yes. Buyer's agent must schedule the appointment with the seller's agent and/or office to gain access. I suppose it's under contract, access shall be granted to allow inspection of the property within the agreed inspection period at a reasonable time. Good luck!


Hector Tello
Clear Realty
Cell (314) 537-6684
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