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Monday, July 15, 2019   /   by Sally Niu

What do Home Inspectors think of Realtors?

An interview with Lisa Simkins from her side of the flashlight.

Realtors and Home Inspectors tend to frequently cross paths in the home buying and selling process. For Realtors and their clients, the home inspection process can be a major hurdle to clear during a Real Estate transaction. No matter whether the subject property is a condominium or a house, most real estate purchases and sales involve an inspection condition. 

The following interview is with Lisa Simkins, a Registered Home & Mold Inspector in the Greater Toronto Area, who reflected on her observation of Realtors during home inspections. 

What are some techniques you’ve seen Realtors use during inspections?

“There's a wide range of techniques I see Realtors use during my inspections, from sitting in the background while a client tags along with me, to talking to the client separately about other things elsewhere, to hovering with the client and myself. Some of these evolve organically ...

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