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How Many Hats Can a Home Inspector Wear?

You never know what words might be released from a client's lips until you listen carefully to the questions posed. People harbor all sorts of ideas that might not always occur to a person in the real estate profession who deals with many aspects of the business day-in and day-out. Just goes to show that a great deal of mistrust is evident, and little gets more personal with a home seller than the home inspection.

Even when buyers are not trying to squeeze every last dime out of a seller and attempting to renegotiate price and terms mid-point in the transaction, like some out-of-control buyers seem to be doing in Sacramento, sellers are upset enough over the results of a home inspection.

It helps to put yourself into their shoes. Then you will understand how they can ask if a home inspector is creating a new job for herself or himself in the home inspection report. You can read more in my personal blog today at this link: Can a Home Inspector in Sacramento Make Repairs?

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Elizabeth Weintraub is an author, home buying expert for About.com, a Land Park resident, and a veteran real estate agent who specializes in older, classic homes in Land Park, Curtis Park, Midtown and East Sacramento, as well as tract homes in Elk Grove, Natomas, Roseville and Lincoln. Weintraub is also a Sacramento Short Sale agent who lists and successfully sells short sales throughout the four-county Sacramento area with an emphasis on Elk Grove. Call Elizabeth Weintraub at 916.233.6759. Put 40 years of real estate experience to work for you. Broker-Associate at Lyon Real Estate. BRE License # 00697006.

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