Annelle Tubb (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I answered what we want. Here's what we don't want: personal opinions injected into the inspection; cosmetic items written up as if they were major repair items; inspectors who provide pricing for potential repairs.

Dec 30, 2014 06:37 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

My biggest concern is inspectors who make a big deal out of easily handled and repaired issues and end up scaring the buyers away.  

Dec 31, 2014 01:52 AM
Dipti Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
On a team with Praful Thakkar

'Connection' with the home inspector.

May 12, 2018 10:56 PM
Cheryl Ritchie
RE/MAX Leading Edge - Huntingtown, MD
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566

Stand behind your inspection. You miss it, you fix it. That gets our loyalty and our attention. 

Dec 30, 2014 11:04 AM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Annelle, I can tell you what I don't like and that is to scare the buyer.  Problems may be expected but they should be relayed to the buyer objectively and maybe by giving some possible solutions along with it,

Dec 30, 2014 07:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Experienced, clear communicator, insured, great on-line reports turned around within 24 hours.

Dec 30, 2014 06:36 AM
Peggy Yee
NoVa House and Home - Vienna, VA
Search Vienna Homes For Sale - Northern Virginia

I look for an inspector that is knowledgeable and thorough, and able to put any issues in perspective for the buyer.  Like Tabitha said, I had an inspector who scared my buyer over a minor issue and the deal almost fell apart.  For myself, I like a home inspector that is quick respond to scheduling inspections and provides the home inspection report the same day.

Dec 30, 2014 05:50 AM
Tabitha Rector-Richardson
Premier Homes Realty - Owings Mills, MD
Premier Homes Realty (443) 415-4215

The inspection is a deal breaker for the Buyers so I need an inspector who is friendly and knowledgeable.  I had an inspector scare the crap out of a Buyer and they decided to not purchase the house based on the responses from the inspector.  The inspector should stay some what neutral and provide the facts without their opinions on the property. 

Dec 30, 2014 04:38 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I like a home inspector who will treat the time as an educational session for the home buyers. They are much more comfortable when receiving tips and being advised what is normal maintenance and what should be of concern.

Dec 30, 2014 04:05 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Biggest concern is inspectors who offer/inject OPINION!

Next issue is accurate prioritizing of findings. EVERY FINDING SHOULD NOT BE IN CAPS!  (OR even worse...RED LETTERS!) 

Be fast and be on time. That means save the war stories to share with your family at the dinner table..


Dec 30, 2014 02:18 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Someone who will not tank the deal.

Aug 31, 2019 07:54 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

I have the one who I trust!

Feb 11, 2018 09:22 PM
Ajay Pandya
e-Merge Real Estate Unlimited - Columbus, OH
Realtor Ajay Pandya

Sometimes, the clients pick them. Not worried much as a listing agent, though.

Jan 03, 2018 11:19 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty


Oct 29, 2016 11:27 PM
Annelle Tubb
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN

Annette, Thank you so much for your answer.  Our industry has a bad rap among builders, home owners and Realtors and that is why we, at Complete Home Inspections,  are striving so very hard to reverse, at least with our company, the fear of the deal breaking inspection when we are recommended to someone.

Dec 30, 2014 02:38 AM