Bad inspection, now seller could sue, ready to cry

posted 3 months ago in Home
Post # 76
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Helper bee

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@IcedTulips:  She probably doesn’t want anyone to find out that she counselled you to do it in the first place. I’m really sorry you’re dealing with this. Home buying can be intimidating when you’re new to it.

I really have to echo PP – your agent is not doing a good job. And honestly, my Dh and I have bought and sold 7 properties between us, and I would have been side eyeing her from the time she suggested a year long commitment. That is not industry standard. Maybe 90-120 days if you must, but you don’t even really NEED to sign with a buying agent. Why in the world should it take her 365 days to find you house, and then lock you down so you’re stuck with her? At best, she’s bad at her job, and at worst, she’s just sheisty. 

Post # 77
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1995

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@IcedTulips:  I don’t think it is wise of you to fix this at all.  If I were selling my house, I would not want you trying to fix it.  I would want it fixed the way I wanted it fixed.  I would only offer money to fix it.  

Post # 78
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2016

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@IcedTulips:  “Basically the sellers have no idea we will even be there making these repairs.”

Absolutely fucking not! Is she crazy?! You cannot enter these people’s home and do repair work without their permission! WTF?

Post # 79
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Honey bee

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@IcedTulips:  absolutely not.  Do NOT do that.  You need to contact the sellers’ agent and deal with them directly.  Explain what happened and that you want to make it right with the sellers.  

I don’t even know how you would gain access to their home without them knowing.  I could not imagine being a homeowner and having someone try to secretly come into my home. Heads would roll.

 

Post # 80
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Yikes. I think at this point you need to tell her point blank no. You aren’t doing a single thing about what has happened. Tell her to do her job and pull out of the deal and give their agent the inspection paperwork. That’s it. Let them come to you if they have any questions or issues. Tell her that’s what you want her to do and you want that paperwork sent to them TODAY. So you have plenty of time to deal with it if they come back about the damage. If she is on vacation tell her that’s not your problem and she needs to do it always or get someone from her office to send it. 

Post # 81
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

I read my husband this and he agrees this whole thing is insanely sketchy. He agrees that If your agent told you to force a door open than this is her liability. I’d go over her head at this point. Call the office she works at, demand to speak to the owner and don’t communicate with her any further. Holy hell. 

Post # 82
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My RE agent was present during both my inspections (I ended up having two homes inspected). Actually because I was traveling over 80 miles from where we were moving from, I had her go to the second inspection without me and FaceTime me when she got there. Not ideal I know, but I say this to say, I don’t believe that it’s a liability issue. At least not in the states. I think your agent is a liar and unscrupulous at best

Post # 83
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Newbee
  • Wedding: February 2011

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@IcedTulips:  

Please do not do that before you end up arrested. Is she crazy?! This confirms my suspicion that the actual owners never gave their consent to having the attic unsealed. Your agent is playing fast and loose with regulations (and apparently felonies). She DOES NOT have your best interest at heart. Dump her and report her ASAP 

Post # 86
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Honey bee

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@IcedTulips:  Technically you should use your agent to communicate.  I guess your first step should be to talk to your agent’s manager or superior.  Tell them that you want to kill the deal because you don’t want to lose your earnest money.

I just think your agent is very shady and you need to remove her from this transaction.  

Post # 87
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Go over your agents head to her boss and the owner of the realty company she works for. Enough is enough. 

Post # 88
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

So obviously having never bought a house before, you and your partner are understandably naive…some hard lessons have been learnt hopefully.

I agree with everyone else on the advice that you’ve been given, but I really want to emphasize that in no way, ABSOLUTELY NO WAY!!! should you or your husband enter the house and make repairs!! ABSOLUTELY NOT!! Do not even consider this.

Post # 90
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Just keep the conversation with her boss focused on how uncomfortable you are with what’s happened, that you trusted her to give you appropriate advice and that it’s clear now that her advising you it was ok to force that door was in fact not ok and you are extremely concerned with what’s happening now. Tell the boss that you fully expect him to handle fixing this personally and promptly, and you also expect them to wrap this up in a timely and responsible manner. 

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