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    Good Post, Brian!


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    Default Re: Realtor gets much-needed lesson in disclosure - Upstate House

    Which brings it around to what most brokers really need a lesson in, "ETHICS"


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    About 18 months ago I got a call from a listing agent I do some repairs for. She wanted an estimate for some repairs on a 1920's house she had a contract on. I was not going to do the repairs as the buyer wanted the money for the repairs rather than having the repairs done. The estimate was about $5000. One of the larger items was replacing the knob & tube wiring in the attic that was covered with insulation. The house closed as planned.

    Last month I got a call to inspect the same house for a buyer. I did the inspection and found the very few of the previous repairs had been done. This included the K&T in the attic. I told my buyer and their agent about the K&T being known to the seller when they bought the house 18 months ago. The seller had not disclosed the problem on the disclosure.

    The buyer agent called the previous listing agent to confirm that the current owners (now the sellers of the house) knew about the K&T and she confirmed that they did. The sellers are saying they did not know about it.

    The paper trail consists of their inspectors report, my estimate for the repairs, and all all of the emails between the previous listing and buyer agent.

    I am not sure how this will turn out but the current listing agent is very concerned that her clients lied on the disclosure.

    My point is that it is not always the agent that is a crook. It is usually the seller.


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    They are all a bunch of crooks and they are all out to get you.


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    You need to find you a better class of people to associate with!


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    I just find life so interesting. The more I am on this sight and listen to all that goes on with Realtors, inspectors, buyers, sellers the more I feel so privileged. I feel like someone is watching out for me. Have I had a few minor experiences, yup. Have I had a pretty simple, no haggling, easily explained and done with with no hassle incidents in my 36 years of working life, yes.

    I just never run into such controversy.


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    I have had good luck in the past also avoiding problems. My point was that I have lots of friends and relatives that are RE agents and they are honest people who want the best for their client.


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    Uh ohhhhhh

    Are they referring you. If they are do you give your clients a 100 page statement that they are relatives and you would rather shoot yourself then let them sway you in your report writing.

    Are they (if referring you) are they giving their client the same disclosure.


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    Default Re: Realtor gets much-needed lesson in disclosure - Upstate House

    You have a very bad outlook on life it seems. That is sad.

    As I said before...everybody is not a crook and out to get you! There are some decent people in the world.

    In my last 10 inspections 4 of the deals fell through due to the condition of the house. And yes they were for my friends and relatives who are RE agents. Of the three I had done inspections on other houses for the same buyers. They love me!

    It it always amazed me that foilks find it hard to be honest and truthful.


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    No, no bad outlook.

    Just a really good sense of humor.

    I guess you have to know me better to realise that. I accept referrals from anyone on the planet unless I know they are crooked.

    Actually that was really a good question about friend and relative referrals even though I was jesting.

    Come on, its Sunday. It is the day to keep it light hearted.


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    Default Re: Realtor gets much-needed lesson in disclosure - Upstate House

    Ok Ted.....a truce is in effect until Monday!


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