You're 'too scary for my buyers'

Why some agents don't refer best home inspectors

Dear Barry,

As a real estate broker, I read your column regularly and with great interest. But some of your articles trouble me. They suggest that Realtors routinely avoid the most thorough home inspectors and that they even label good inspectors as "deal killers." This charge seems unfair and in poor taste. Good agents, whether they represent buyers or sellers, want an inspector to perform a thorough inspection. Would you be willing to rethink your position on this? –Terry

Dear Terry,

Let’s both give some thought to this issue.