Thursday, January 26, 2012

What a "Sellers" agent thinks

This morning I awoke to a text message from Facebook on my I-phone about a posting on my wall from a listing agent concerning an inspection conducted for the buyer on her listing. That sounds ominous.

"Chris, Thanks so much for the Home Inspection on my listing in Buena Vista...Older homes can be a problem...My Sellers were very impressed with your expertise and we are moving forward with the closing of this home.... Thanks Again!!"

Here was the comment I left:

"Thanks (agent's name), it's very nice to receive kind words from a "listing agent" on a buyers inspection. Inspecting older homes can be very stressful for all concerned. My love for older homes usually shows through in my inspections. However, its the home that makes the difference. This home was well constructed from the beginning through its additions. Yes, there were a few issues but they are manageable considering the exceptional base to work from."

I didn't think it appropriate to use the agent's name here without permission. However, it is on my Facebook wall time line if you are curious. 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

What a client thinks

I just stumbled on this review written by an unknown client in Google places on June 23, 2011 with FIVE stars: 

"So glad we chose Mr. Hilton as our home inspector. He's SO knowledgeable and informative. We got more than our money's worth -- learned SO much. We felt very comfortable with him and free to ask any and all questions we had. And his report was very detailed and informative as well, with drawings and links to further explanations of issues that were found. And his website/blog has been really informative as well. He really was 'unbiased,' not telling us "what we wanted to hear," nor did he make his discoveries seem so "alarming" as to scare us away from going forward. We'd HIGHLY recommend him to any buyer or realtor!"

This was my response:  Thanks, I just noticed this posting (January 25th 2012). Must not be paying attention. Probably a good thing so my head doesn't swell up. I try hard, it's great to know the effort is appreciated. Chris D. Hilton

Sunday, January 22, 2012

40% OFF Shugart Home Inspection

Received a call from an agent selling a new Shugart home inquiring if the Shugart deal I offered in 2011 was still good. Had to make a quick decision and the response was YES. Here is the Shugart deal updated for 2012:

After following the progress of Shugart Enterprises since its inception in 1966 and having inspected Shugart homes, new and existing, for over 14 years I often state that Shugart is now one of the best builders in North Carolina. I typically observe fewer issues and less serious issues in Shugart construction. Without doubt inspecting and writing reports on Shugart homes requires less time. Such performance deserves to be rewarded. Inspecting these homes requires much less effort, on my part, therefore the inspection should be less expensive.

Here is the deal for 2012:
  • 40% OFF of all home inspections on New Shugart Homes for the duration of 2012 with the Shugart Homes Savings Certificate presented at site. Example - home up to 1600 SF would be $300.00 with discount will be only $180.00. Price is based on size of the home!
  • Payment allowed with cash, check, credit card or at closing.
  • Click Here for your Exclusive Shugart Homes Savings Certificate. Print as many as you desire now or later for your marketing packages throughout 2012.
Four simple steps:
  1. Print the Exclusive Shugart Homes Savings Certificate as you need them.
  2. Include an Exclusive Shugart Homes Savings Certificate with your marketing package or give to your client at any time you desire throughout 2012.
  3. You or your client can book the home inspection by (clicking here) or visit for your booking.
  4. You or your client present the Exclusive Shugart Homes Savings Certificate on site and receive 40% OFF of the booked price!