Real estate agents, and property sellers may not want to accept the written findings of defects on the home or mold inspections of their properties.
A home or mold inspection report identifies property defects in an objective written report. My inspection reports typically include photos that help better identify the defect areas. My primary duty to my client is to find safety problems.
I explain to my client (typically the prospective home buyer) that most defects found, are only a “problem if I don’t find them”; since they are almost always fixable.
Sometimes the home owner or the listing agent can get defensive regarding the report findings. This often occurs if I find defects that they were unaware of, or have learned to live with with, without much hassle. In addition, the real estate agent or home owner may not understand the importance of the findings; especially if it is a hidden safety issue like abnormal mold or radon gas conditions.
Sellers, and their representatives need to understand that the home or mold inspector reports on conditions as they see them; to their client (the buyer). But in some cases the owner or listing agent do not realize this, and try to deny the validity of the findings by questioning the inspection process, findings, inspector qualification and experience;
that is they try to “KILL THE MESSENGER” rather than deal with the problem.
I call them the way I see them, that is my duty to my client.