Realtor Benefits and Affiliation
As a real estate professional, your relationship with your clients is one based on trust in your expertise and reliance on your service. A home inspection is one more way that you can help your clients feel confident during their decision to buy or sell. A professional home inspection by Diamond Property Inspections benefits every person buying a home, every person selling a home, and every professional involved in a residential real estate transaction. It reduces the chance of surprises and difficult renegotiations, making the transaction process smoother for all parties.
A home inspection conducted prior to listing can detect previously unknown problems or potential upgrades that your client may wish to address. Being aware of issues in advance will also allow for disclosure of problems when selling, which can result in a smoother transaction for both parties.
If you are a real estate agent, insurer, lawyer or other professional involved in real estate, you bear an obligation to disclose flaws and yet you are not an expert in home construction. Recommending an inspection goes a long way toward meeting your disclosure requirements. Increasingly real estate professionals are proactively advising their clients both buyers and sellers, to hire a home inspection company prior to the real estate transaction.
Building relationships with home inspectors can make for a more automated flow of business. Through those relationship, and considering how well you have established a base of trust, they will ultimately refer you to other people. A level of integrity is often sought by home inspectors in realtors. It is no secret that there are those who maliciously try and bypass any responsibility of trying to conduct a good and honest home inspection. Agents may see it as a deterrent to selling the home. It is ultimately the realtor’s duty to associate with those who know the industry and are well education. These attributes are most important.
In doing this, protecting yourself is easy, and everyone can avoid lawsuits. No one likes to be tied up in court. Additionally, there is no licensing for home inspection for the State of California. Shocking, isn’t it? You are in the right place, though, Greg has the proper certifications through CREIA & ASHI and the education he has received is the perfect model of what to look for in a home inspector.