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The Inspector doesn't know what he is talking about!!!

MY dad said the inspector doesn't know what he is talking about!

This came from a seller client.  This is the same dad that told me that zillow had the price of the home 28% higher than I could find comps for, and I even proved it by showing all the comps right on the computer.


So, the inspector said there was an issue with an outlet.  Not major but it should be checked out.  I personally used a plug in device and it showed a small chatter.  I told the seller to have her dad bring in an electrician friend of his and check it out. 


He did and the friend said yes!  There is an issue.  Checking it out there was a loose wire!


At that point I had a heart to heart talk with DAD.  If he had anything else he did not believe was right get a PROFESSIONAL in and have them check it out.  (It would also be at his expense).


I have yet to hear back from him.


In Minnesota, inspectors need training and licensing...it is ok to question the report, but be sure you have a QUALIFIED person to prove the inspector wrong.  Otherwise, hot air gets you nowhere!

Comment balloon 10 commentsWilliam Feela • March 01 2016 02:43PM


I agree.  In Wisconsin, you can't back out of an offer to purchase if you don't have a professional inspector provide a report.  Protects the seller too from the relatives

Posted by Joan Dickie, Keller Williams Premier Realty (Keller Williams Premier Realty) over 4 years ago

Many years ago I worked with a young couple that had aunts, uncles, dads and moms involved. It was a nightmare, but we found them a place to call home. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Glad you had a heart to heart with him. He may not interfere again...

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 4 years ago

You hit it right on the nose.

Posted by Donald Urschalitz, P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County (Lubeck Realty Group) over 4 years ago

I have found that this kind of a seller is usually a FSBO man William Feela , you did good just to get him to list.

Posted by Bob "RealMan" Timm, Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor (Ward County Notary Services) over 4 years ago

I think you handled it well. When there is a problem it needs to be taken care of. It is okay to challenge the inspector too.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 4 years ago


You get dad thing under control.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Posted by Lou Ludwig, Designations Earned CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC (Ludwig & Associates) over 4 years ago

Good morning William.  Just another reason not to get family involved in the sell or purchase of a home.  

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty) over 4 years ago

To many people think that dad or uncle Joe are good enough inspectors

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 over 4 years ago

Those backseat drivers have messed up and destroyed a lot of deals in this field.

Posted by Bob Crane, Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671 (Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities) over 4 years ago