Think working as a home inspector is a cake-walk?—tell that to today’s guest, Russ Hensel, who’s been forced to endure some pretty brutal inspections including one where the home owner decided to punch him in the face.
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Time Stamped Show Notes:
- 00:30 – Today’s guest is a very highly regarded home-inspector—Mr. Russ Hensel out of Southwest Florida
- 00:50 – “If it needs an inspection, we do it.”
- 01:27 – The Craziest thing?—people with the nicest houses are the WORST to do inspections for, they take everything personally
- 02:20 – One home owner punched him in the face
- 02:43 – What do you do then?—he’s an 80 year old man, you can’t call the cops on him, and you can’t hit him back!
- 03:30 – Don’t let your clients assault the home inspector!
- 04:00 – A home inspection ISN’T a personal attack, but people WILL take it that way—mentally prepare for it
- 04:50 – In Florida, there are a ton of retirees and retirees LOVE to try and fix-up their own homes
- 05:26 – Russ doesn’t believe in pre-inspections
- 05:54 – Get a licensed HVAC, roofer, and electrician to check out your house pre listing
- 06:40 – The purchaser needs to realize, every time you pull the home inspectors attention away from the inspection, you increase the odds of something being missed
- 08:15 – Buyers—don’t pester your home inspector, Sellers—don’t take comments on your property personally
- 08:50 – BestInspector.com
3 Key Points
- Not that we should have to say this, but don’t punch your home inspector in the face.
- Rather than do a pre-inspection, just hire licensed roofers, plumbers, electricians, to come out and check out your property.
- If you’re distracting the home inspector with questions, you’re increasingly the likelihood of something being missed.