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

I don't really care... but it seems to me that an inspector would drive a truck for all kinds of equipment that might not fit in a car (ladders, coming to mind).

Sep 30, 2015 10:40 PM
Rainmaker
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

One large enough to have a ladder and tools to do the job. It should be neat, clean and lettered marking who they are or comoany name

Sep 30, 2015 10:19 PM
Rainmaker
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

I think they should arrive in what ever vehicle they own.  I'm looking for their ability, not their mode of transportation.

Sep 30, 2015 10:08 PM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As long as it runs I'm fine. You can also dress theway you want, just get the inspection right and be fair.

Sep 30, 2015 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
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FN LN
Toronto, ON

It should be a vehicle appropriate for transporting the tools they need, including a ladder, if necessary.

Sep 30, 2015 10:26 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I have always seen them with a truck. I guess it is because it can hold the ladder. 

Sep 30, 2015 10:20 PM
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James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Truck. That speaks to me they are prepared with ladders for the roof and they have all their equipment with them to get the job done.

Sep 30, 2015 09:26 PM
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

I think a self advertised wrapped limo would be perfect!

Sep 30, 2015 08:09 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

I don't know that it matters, but I think it's cool when you get a vanity plate.  Mine is "FLOORGRL."

Sep 30, 2015 07:49 PM
Rainmaker
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

It seems to me that any utility vehicle with appropriate signage and as Scott Godzyk has pointed out; room for a ladder and tools.

Sep 30, 2015 11:30 PM
Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Whatever he can carry the tools of his trade!

Sep 30, 2015 10:49 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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It doesn't matter to me what they show up in as long as they have everything needed to do a good job.

Sep 30, 2015 10:47 PM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton I have seen my inspector using truck - with all his 'tools' including ladder (big enough not to fit it car, perhaps.)

Oct 01, 2015 01:07 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

A not brand new FORD truck.

It communicates to me they know how to get stuff done.

The inspector rolling up in a Kia communicates someone trying to make a buck.

They may be equally skilled or the Kia may be superior, but that was not your question. Your question was 'What the best ride for an inspector?"

 

Sep 30, 2015 10:29 PM
Rainmaker
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The Woodland Team of Texas
The Woodland Companies - Austin, TX
Land Specialists

Doesnt matter.

Mar 25, 2019 10:25 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
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Depends on how many tools they need.  A small truck with a ladder rack would seem appropriate.

Sep 27, 2018 09:19 PM
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
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I believe a truck or SUV.

Oct 20, 2016 02:48 PM
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David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential

Michael,

 

I’m a lot more interested in how the inspector looks, and their manner with the client, than type of vehicle.

Oct 02, 2015 01:00 PM
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Tony Lewis
Summit Real Estate Group - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & Aliso Viejo

A vehicle large enough to carry their tools and ladder.  I don't care how they got there as long as they have the eqpuipment to do their job professionally.

Oct 01, 2015 02:40 PM
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Amanda Christiansen
Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843 - Fort Wayne, IN
Christiansen Group Realty

It doesn't matter.  We use a few different inspectors and they drive different things.  Collapsible ladders can fit in any car.   

Oct 01, 2015 02:57 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Whatever suits them, the terrain in which they work and the tools it is capable of carrying that they need for their trade.

Oct 01, 2015 01:56 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

I am more interested in the tools they show up with.....

Oct 01, 2015 01:56 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Michael -- I've seen inspectors arrive in very small cars to large trucks.  It doesn't make a difference to me although I must say a clean and well-maintained vehicle makes a much better impression.   

Oct 01, 2015 01:05 AM