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John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
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I've never been asked that question. 

Oct 30, 2015 11:33 PM
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Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
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No, that would be a new one for me to be asked. 

Oct 30, 2015 11:00 PM
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Michael Jacobs
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Michael -- I don't recall but if/when the question is asked.  I would give them a name(or names) of inspector(s) to get the best answer.

Oct 31, 2015 12:41 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Michael Thornton No one has ever asked me this question.

Oct 31, 2015 12:11 AM
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Sybil Campbell
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Sorry Michael, but I've never had that question.

Oct 30, 2015 10:17 PM
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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No - I have had clients think they would like to be realtors LOL - haven't hired any of them. 

Oct 30, 2015 09:59 PM
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Joe Petrowsky
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Good morning Michael. Not the home inspection business, but have been asked about the mortgage business. I have not hired anyone that has asked the question, but did always give some recommendation.

Make it a great weekend!

Oct 30, 2015 07:52 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
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Never about that, but many ask about becoming a real estate agent. They do  not understand it is a relationship business.

Oct 31, 2015 01:47 AM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
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Me too Joe Pryor and occasionally a Realtor. I even hired one; she quit after 4 months working as my assistant because it was less exciting and harder than she thought it would be. I had a Marine tell me he wanted to be a Realtor too, but after I sold him his house; he said compared to the Marines, I worked too hard, he decided to become an appraiser because that seemed easier. Ah yes. LOL. I'd take it as a compliment Michael Thornton , you make it look prestigious and fun to be one, so they naturally ask you!

Oct 31, 2015 12:04 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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I have had people ask about becoming an appraiser but not an inspector. 

Oct 30, 2015 11:21 PM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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No one has asked me that question.

Oct 30, 2015 09:42 PM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, one time. I referred him to a home inspector who trained him and then sold him his business!

Oct 30, 2015 09:06 PM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
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Not home inspection business, but the real estate business. I give them the good, the bad, and the ugly.... and I think more people decide not to do it after speaking with me than those who do.

Oct 31, 2015 03:30 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

No - and if I did - I would advise them to ask a home inspector!

Oct 31, 2015 03:03 AM
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Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
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This has never come up.

Oct 31, 2015 02:23 AM
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
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Michael Thornton that's interesting. So far I am yet to come across someone who is interested in being a home inspector.

May be, it's because I work with IT professionals most of the time.

Oct 31, 2015 01:47 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
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No, never happened to me.

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Bob Crane
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No but I have had vendors at Realtor conventions try to talk me into getting certified since they have no reps in our area.

Nov 19, 2016 02:30 PM
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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I have had clients ask about becoming an inspector, and ask them to call mine.

Oct 31, 2015 09:25 AM
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Mike Rock
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no, but they ask how to do what i do.. so i guess thats the same.. i ended up shooting them, i dont need more competition :)  i sick r2D2 on them

Oct 31, 2015 08:48 AM
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William Feela
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No, but I had an agents husband wonder.

Oct 31, 2015 08:25 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
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when I'm asked about getting into the real estate business, I direct them to a licensing course....and then tell them to return after they're licensed and we'd talk.

Oct 31, 2015 04:50 AM