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Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

Makes no difference- only one inspector is going to inspect house. Only problem could be that a single person operation can only schedule so much and the wait might be longer, so that could cause someone that neeeds an inspector right away to cal a multi inspector company.

Nov 30, 2015 07:16 PM
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Dennis Swartz
Full Circle Property Management - Columbus, OH
MBA, GRI...experience counts!

Its an advantage if they are multi-skilled, such as having a structural engineer on staff. No advantage to just more inspectors except for scheduling on short notice.

Nov 30, 2015 06:49 PM
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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
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Good question Michael, lets hope that they don't all answer single person, that could be bad for the questioner.

Dec 01, 2015 04:46 AM
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Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Doesn't really make a difference to me as long as the one that shows up, knows their stuff!

Nov 30, 2015 10:14 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Depends on the level of experience. I have used a single person operation and a multi-inspector company!

Nov 30, 2015 08:26 PM
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Only from a scheduling standpoint in terms of getting an inspector in quickly when needed. But there are inspectors I tell my company never to send to my inspections.

Nov 30, 2015 07:37 PM
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Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
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It does not matter, who ever is a good inspector.

Nov 30, 2015 05:45 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
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I like the 'specialists' inspections but, the only one of those that we have here have become a royal PITA to get scheduled and even worse, to get all of the reports from each of the specialists!

Dec 17, 2016 10:05 PM
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Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate www.ChandlerRealEstate.weebly.com - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Michael - It does not matter to me, as long as they are competent, and can inspect the home when I need it inspected.

Dec 03, 2015 07:49 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Michael Thornton it always helps to have more, at least one of them will be available at short notice, I think.

Dec 01, 2015 01:48 PM
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Evelyn M Epperson
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Johns Creek, GA
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No not really I just want a home inspector I trust to do the job, be on time & make the buyer feel comfortable with the home they are buying.  I work with a inspection company they has only 2 people who work there.

Dec 01, 2015 09:56 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

For me personally, it does not make any difference. I would work with both~ depend on a client choice. 

Dec 01, 2015 07:45 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

NO!  I work with sole proprieters only and I know who will be there

Dec 01, 2015 06:57 AM
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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 prefer to work with a solo inspector. Having the primary inspector suddenly send his back up can create problems.

Dec 01, 2015 06:32 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

No, not really.  It depends more on my impression of the way the inspector conducts his business and the way he/she communicates with customers.

Dec 01, 2015 04:47 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

It is an advantage to work with the best company regardless.

Dec 01, 2015 04:33 AM
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Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

It depends.  Overall, quality trumps quantitity.

Dec 01, 2015 04:14 AM
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Sybil Campbell
Long and Foster REALTORS® 5234 Monticello Ave Williamsburg, Virginia - Williamsburg, VA
REALTOR® ABR, SFR, SRES Williamsburg, Virginia

I go more with word of mouth recommendation and use the home insector that has the best reputation whether a single person or from a large group of inspectors.

Dec 01, 2015 02:54 AM
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Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
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I always refer the inspector whom I trust.  He is a one man show.  He takes his time with the buyers and explains everything to them.  I have tried the big shops and just wasn't as impressed.

Dec 01, 2015 12:54 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

As long as all the inspectors are equally competent...

Nov 30, 2015 11:53 PM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton No, only one inspector is going to do the inspection.

Nov 30, 2015 10:54 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Yes, we prefer a company that shows up with inspectors for A/C, roof, pest, pool in addition to the regular home inspector.

Nov 30, 2015 09:36 PM
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

To me it is the individual, so I don't care if they are solo or work for a big company.

Nov 30, 2015 09:35 PM
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Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As long as all are qualified they will be on the list for a client to make a decision.

Nov 30, 2015 09:21 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I do not see any advantage.

Nov 30, 2015 09:15 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

Not really, if the single inspector does a good job, i will recommend him all day every day. 

Nov 30, 2015 09:12 PM
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Most of my experience has been with individual home inspectors.

Nov 30, 2015 08:58 PM
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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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Here we have radon and pest inspectors separate from home inspectors.  

Nov 30, 2015 08:49 PM