Peter Mohylsky (PMI. Destin)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

I attend all inspections no matter if I am representing the seller or a buyer.  If the appraiser needs access I will provide access as well.  100% of the time I have a conversation with the Appraiser when they call to schedule.  

May 14, 2021 03:45 PM
Ernie Steele
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty - Lebanon, PA
Call me, let's get started!!! 717-304-2912

I stop in for a few minutes if I'm the buyer's agent... They choose the inspector and should have his full attention... Not me... I'm not offering any opinions.

May 14, 2021 01:48 PM
Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
928-201-4BHC (4242) call/text

I don't want to be present as I do not want to distract the inspector from their job.

Buyer is instructed to show up at the last 30 of the inspection. Today I was also present as buyer had bought the home sight unseen with only a Facetime showing and I needed them to 'bless' the house.

Everyone in shorts and flips (100 already before 11am) and everyone got to hug me. Told ya I was a distraction! 

We all know each other though.

If I did not know the agent or buyer . . . if the inspector was known to me and trusted, fine. Otherwise I'd be nearby at least.

May 14, 2021 01:22 PM
Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate - Phoenix, AZ

Trust your gut Peter!

May 14, 2021 02:30 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Real Estate Broker Retired

Only the BA is at the home inspection in my area.

Inspector cannot be let into the home without an agent accompany.

May 14, 2021 01:13 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

In Santa Barbara, both agents show up...Ron and I substituted for the listing agent who was on vacation.  Lux property, we opened the door to inspector and agent, and stayed till ghe end to close the door...A

May 14, 2021 03:37 PM
Shayne Stone
HomeSmart - Fulshear, TX
"Your Rock Solid Choice Realtor"

I only show at inspection near the end, as to collect some highlights. But I highly suggest to which ever party I represent to be present during. As for appraisal, yes I am there. So I can present my comps at that time!!!


May 14, 2021 04:58 PM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Yes, I go to all home inspections and stay out of the way

May 14, 2021 02:31 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I might come towards the end of an inspection for a buyer to get a quick verbal report. My inspectors have a full report back to me in less than 24 hours. I do not attend when I represent a seller... it is not the seller's inspection and buyers and their agents don't want to see me there (or the seller). I tell my own sellers to get out of the house when the inspector comes, in any event.

Ispeak with appraisers for my listings when they make an appointment to appraise the home. I do not meet them at the house. That's when I discuss anything important with them and email them pertinent information. I've heard too many stories about agents here who've been reported for trying to influence an appraiser when they showed up to meet him or her.

May 15, 2021 04:13 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I am always at the entire inspection for my buyer clients. If it's my listing, it depends.

May 14, 2021 06:08 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

Inspector Yes.

Appraiser No.

May 14, 2021 05:47 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I always go to the appraisal for my sellers and I always go to inspection for my buyers


May 15, 2021 10:23 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

If you are not feeling warm and fuzzy, be present!

May 15, 2021 04:28 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

If I'm representing a buyer then yes, I will be there for inspection and encourage my buyer to attend as well.  Not when I'm representing a seller.


May 14, 2021 07:31 PM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Out here:

Appraiser- it's the listing agent's job to meet with them and sell them on the house, upgrades and comps to have the best chance of getting the contract price.


Inspector - Being there to open the door and hear the final report is the job of the buyer's agent.  If I know the inspection company, I'll leave and come back later for the final report.  That's usually when the buyers arrive.  Especially in a vacant house.  If it's a long drive home, I'll just go hang out at a local coffee shop or find something to do.  Rare that it happens that I do leave though, usually the buyers are there for the entire time and I end up talking with them.

I've only seen one listing agent show for the inspections.  It's not typically their place (down here).

May 15, 2021 12:01 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate (435) 632-9374 - St. George, UT
St. George Utah Area Residential Sales Agent

My clients and I show up at the end to get a synopsis of the home inspection. Never present for appraisals but the seller can be if they wish.

May 15, 2021 11:15 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Someone from the team is available in case they need help getting in, however we do not follow them around on an inspection.

May 15, 2021 07:29 AM
Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
ReMax Realtec Group - Palm Harbor, FL
Making FLORIDA Real Estate EZ

Try to be present? No.
Always present? Yes.
There is nothing but a RIVER of strangers going though a home for sale. Way back in February the agent involved should have developed a protocol for sanitizing the house after rhe river leaves the house. I even recommended the 35 watt UV lamp to sterilize.
You can double, triple mask, wear a sheild, social distance and carry a 6 foot rod to enforce compliance. Gloves and alhcohof afterwards. 
Call it done.
I would not rely on the 'Are you fully vaccinated?" approach.

May 15, 2021 05:42 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

I am at the inspection for my client whether buyer or seller. I meet the appraiser for all my listings. 

May 15, 2021 05:15 PM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Always with buyers; will be there for sellers if asked.

May 15, 2021 01:27 PM
Eve Alexander
Buyers Broker of Florida - Tampa, FL
Exclusively Representing ONLY Tampa Home Buyers

We attend EVERY home inspection, walk thru and final walk thru.

Listing agent would learn a lot if they would attend....and lets face it, the excuses they give don't hold water...I think they are just plain lazy.

Our office knows more about how a house functions sometimes more than the inspector...AND if you claim to represent the buyer it IS YOUR JOB to be there.


May 18, 2021 08:03 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Go with your gut and be there.  I'm always there for my buyers and only their if something dictates the need for my sellers. 

May 17, 2021 04:19 AM
J.R. Schloemer, CRS
Kentucky Select Properties - Louisville, KY

Around here listing agents (and the sellers) stay away from the HI. They do not want to know anything that is found at the inspection so the Sellers Disclosure of Property Condition does not need to be updated in the even the sale does not conlude in a sale. It is a a toss up on the appraisal, typically the seller grants access or the appraiser has lockbox access.

May 16, 2021 06:20 AM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

I am confused. Your question seemed to be about inspectors and appraisers and then it became about an out-of-town buyer and an agency with which you are not familiar.

Clarification, please?

May 15, 2021 08:08 PM