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Curtis Evans
Cabin Realty LLC/ USA, Licensed in Louisiana - Golden Meadow, LA

No problem as long as he is not inspecting houses that he would have a monetary interest in.

Nov 03, 2015 06:48 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

I would not love this idea if it hadn't been disclosed up front. And it would depend on whether the inspector is an active agent or simply holding a license.

Nov 03, 2015 07:14 PM
Raymond E. Camp
Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

As long as there is no conflict of interest; why would he need a license if he was a good inspector though.

Happy Birthday.

Nov 03, 2015 08:34 PM
Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

As long as he/she follows ethical rules, no problem.

Nov 03, 2015 09:53 PM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

I've never run into this but as long as I knew about it and things were on the up and up things would be okay. 

Nov 03, 2015 09:20 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I would think she or he is educated and knowledgeable -As a client, I wouldn't have my agent do my inspection but I would like that my agent is an inspector because he would be able to spot issues before I fell in love with the property.  An inspector who is an agent would be less important to me as a client than an agent who is an inspector but I would think it would be fine.  As a fellow realtor I would like that my inspector to be a non-competing agent who understands the ins and outs of the industry

Nov 03, 2015 08:52 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Happy Birthday Michael.  I believe you need a day off and what better day to take it than today...

Nov 03, 2015 08:37 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

I might think it is a conflict of interest. I would not want him telling my clients that he has a real estate license.

Nov 03, 2015 07:50 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Michael, have to agree with Nina here! Surely, it should be disclosed!

Nov 03, 2015 07:50 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Michael Thornton It wouldn't bother me as long as the home inspector wasn't representing the buyer or the seller.

Nov 03, 2015 10:57 PM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

As long as they had their "Home Inspector" hat on, and their "Agent" hat off - wouldn't matter to me.

Nov 03, 2015 10:19 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Licensed -- no problem.

Licensed and practicing -- not likely to hire.   

Nov 03, 2015 10:02 PM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

well, if he were actively practicing real estate, why would anyone hire that person to do a home inspection....

Nov 03, 2015 09:52 PM
Michael Thacker - Re/Max Real Estate Center - Louisville
Re/Max Real Estate Center - The Thacker Group - Louisville, KY
Your best friend who just happens to be a Realtor

I think that many are, but I may be mistaken.

Nov 03, 2015 09:06 PM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

This would not bother me if there were no interest in the transaction. 

Happy Birthday!


Nov 03, 2015 08:42 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, KW Diversified - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

Depends on who they are working for.

Jan 19, 2019 11:02 PM
Rob Thomas
Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954 - Bristol, TN
Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro

I would not like it Michael Thornton ....I don't think he could be good at either one unless he focused all his or her time on one or the other ...

Great question!

Nov 11, 2015 07:37 AM
Chris and Dick Dovorany
Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida - Naples, FL
Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty

They all are.

Nov 04, 2015 09:38 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

If he did a good inspection I would not care, but he should not do his own listings and sales

Nov 04, 2015 07:05 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

I probably would not like that.  I found out that one of my vendors (that I recommend often) now has a license.  

Nov 04, 2015 02:38 AM
David Gibson CNE, 719-304-4684 ~ Colorado Springs Relocation
Colorado Real Estate Advisers LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Relocation, Luxury & Lifestyle residential


Happy Birthday

I will echo Michael Jacobs:

Licensed -- no problem.


Licensed and practicing -- not likely to hire.   

Nov 04, 2015 01:45 AM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Michael Thornton - so far, I am lucky. How would I feel about it? Not sure....little nervous? May be!

Nov 04, 2015 01:10 AM
Captain Wayne - Rowlett Real Estate School
Rowlett Real Estate School - Panama City, FL
Rowlett Real Estate School / Owner and Instructor

It wouldn't bother me.  

Nov 04, 2015 12:45 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Happy Birthday,

And to answer your question, it could be seen as a conflict of interest if they are inspecting the house they listed or are selling.  A

Nov 03, 2015 11:54 PM
Becca Rasmussen
HomeSmart Cherry Creek - Highlands Ranch, CO

It would all boil down to conflict of interest evaluation.

If I'm the buyer's agent, as long as the inspector is not the seller's listing agent or a member (licensed agent/broker or not) of the listing agent's brokerage I wouldn't care. Otherwise, it would be a clear conflict of interest and I'd alert my client. What happens from there depends on client's preference, where we are in the transaction, and any adverse impacts found.

If on the other hand I'm the listing agent and find out the buyer's home inspector is a licensed agent I wouldn't care at all, even if the inspector is also the buyer's agent. To me, there's no conflict of interest in that scenario.

Nov 03, 2015 11:47 PM
Caroline Gerardo
Licensed in 20 states - Newport Beach, CA
C. G. Barbeau the Loan Lady nmls 324982

Happy Birthday Michael Thornton  if he discloses he hangs his license for the purpose of being in the know, okay if he's marketing himself as both that might be sticky

Nov 03, 2015 11:31 PM