Crazy Sh*t In Real Estate with Leigh Brown

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May 23, 2017

Home inspections prove to be an important part of a home buying process – it’s simply an opportunity to know a full, unbiased disclosure of the property you’re getting. Today’s guest, Pat Tasker from Milwaukee, Wisconsin shares her crazy story of a home inspection that will send you through the roof—or in this case, through the second floor, literally. 

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Time Stamped Show Notes: 

  • 00:21 – Introduction for today’s episode
  • 00:38 – Leigh welcomes Pat Tasker
  • 00:58 – Pat is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • 01:06 – She has been in real estate for 28 years
  • 01:58 – Pat shares about the most crazy home inspection ever:
    • 02:05 – A couple was buying their first home – a Cape Cod house
    • 02:30 – Pat has always attended inspections because of 2 things:
      • 02:43 – She likes to know what the home inspector says
      • 03:01 – She’ll have to negotiate any problems
    • 03:21 – Mr. Buyer was following the inspector while Mrs. Buyer was upstairs with her camera
    • 03:37 – Pat was in the dining room with a mentee group of 6 agents
    • 03:48 – She was taking to an agent and she thought she saw something in the living room
    • 04:12 – Pat then thought she heard an egg cracking and she saw small debris falling
    • 04:28 – The ceiling cracked open and 2 legs came through
    • 04:41 – Her buyer was hanging from the 2nd floor down to the living room; she then fell flat onto the floor
    • 05:03 – Her buyer just missed a stone mantle, a foot away
    • 05:16 – Pat called the listing agent
    • 05:47 – The buyer fixed the ceiling after getting the house
  • 06:31 – There are times where buyers forget that the house is still the seller’s house
  • 07:01 – It was the buyer’s fault
  • 07:18 – The buyer took full responsibility and the seller didn’t mind the hole until she left the house
  • 08:36 – The buyer was too busy taking photos of the house that she didn’t notice where she was walking
  • 09:38 – A home inspector told Pat that some agents get combative during inspections
  • 09:54 – The home inspector should do his job in informing the buyer of the house’s condition
  • 10:18 – If you can’t keep your mouth shut, don’t go to the inspections
  • 11:22 – Reach Pat on her phone 414-588-4907 or on her website
  • 12:13 – Tweet Leigh Brown for your very own crazy story in real estate

3 Key Points

  1. It’s sometimes better to be present at home inspections, even if you’re not required to.
  2. Buyers should remember to be always careful checking out a property – the house is still the seller’s property.
  3. An agent should never interrupt while a home inspector does his job.