Veteran agents/brokers weigh in on an ongoing debate: should real estate agents attend the home inspection? The answers vary. Some real estate professionals believe that the home inspector should be alone, while others argue for various combinations of the buyer, the buyer’s agent, the seller, and the seller’s agent.
Appraiser Tony Bamert, Bamert & Associates, Champaign, IL, feels he’s been asked to assume some new and unwanted responsibilities on recent appraisal orders and wonders if his are isolated concerns or issues other appraisers are grappling with as well.
“Traditionally, with any conventional appraisal, I’m not asked to touch the mechanical systems in a home in…