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Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service - Stevens Point, WI
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Turn the water on and find out Now.

Jul 13, 2017 09:00 PM
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Candice A. Donofrio
Next Wave RE Investments LLC Bullhead City AZ Commercial RE Broker - Fort Mohave, AZ
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WHAT? "There seems?"Is there or isn't there? Why will the buyer not know till they moved in? Isn't the water on? Turn it on and run it then stop and see if anything's leaking.

Jul 13, 2017 02:14 PM
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Fred Griffin
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
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"There seemed to be a leak"?   That inspector needs to get a roofer, a plumber, somebody who can say definitely yes or no.

Jul 13, 2017 04:19 PM
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Anthony Acosta - ALLATLANTACONDOS.COM
Harry Norman, REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
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You should get the inspection report and send it to the listing agent and ask about the leak.  Was this disclosed to potential buyers from current seller?

Jul 13, 2017 04:11 PM
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Jeff Dowler
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
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I'd suggest further evaluation by a plumber to determine if there is an active leak and the suggested remedy, then request repairs by the seller.

Jul 13, 2017 03:46 PM
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Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
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Run the water now, as long as it takes to know or not know there is a leak or is not a leak

Jul 13, 2017 03:15 PM
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Anna Banana Kruchten,CRS,CRB,GRI
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
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What? If there is a leak there is a leak - ask seller to fix it!

Jul 13, 2017 02:48 PM
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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
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There "seemed" to be a leak doesn't sound like the inspector knows what he/she is doing. Leaving the water running during the inspection should help define whether there actually is a leak or not.

Jul 14, 2017 04:31 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
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Mr. Inspector, give me more info please

Jul 13, 2017 04:51 PM
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Huh?  

Turn on the water.  

Check for current leaks.  

Contact a plumber if necessary.  

Then look for a new inspector.  

Jul 14, 2017 05:20 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Kat Palmiotti nailed this one!

Jul 14, 2017 05:03 AM
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Nina Hollander
RE/MAX Executive | Charlotte, NC - Charlotte, NC
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What? Inspector needs to provide some rationale behind that comment. Further inspections can be done by a plumber so long as buyer pays for it.

Jul 14, 2017 04:50 AM
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Turn on the water right then and there AND the inspector should have a moisture meter with him.

Jul 14, 2017 04:45 AM
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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That is something an inspector would not say nor would the client say what you show. First, it either works or doesn't. Second if repairs are needed they are neogitated and done before closing. Are you telling me you don't know this?

Jul 14, 2017 03:30 AM
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Debbie Reynolds
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices PenFed Realty, Your Clarksville Real Estate Professional - Clarksville, TN
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My question of the home inspector would be what kind of leak and where does it appear to be coming from?

Jul 13, 2017 09:39 PM
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Praful Thakkar
eXp Realty - Andover, MA
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Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor - change the inspector who uses 'seems' and does not have a final yes or no for a material defect - or any such things.

Jul 13, 2017 09:25 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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You need a definitive answer from your inspector or a specialist who can determine if there is a leak or not.

If there is a leak, it should be repaired prior to moving in. Water damage can be quite extensive and this is not something I would ever recommend delaying a repair.

Jul 13, 2017 09:17 PM
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Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
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This makes absolutely no sense to me!  Is there evidence of a leak?  Where is leak coming from?  Most likely from bathtroom, roof or windows.  If roof or windows, sounds like further inspection needed and/or give clear opinion for seller to fix.  If bathroom water should have been tested.  Why on earth would buyer not know until they moved in?  Is the water turned off?  If so, home inspection can't be done in full...in which case seller needs to get water turned on and pay for 2nd inspection.

Or is the inspector inexperienced or unlicensed?

Were you there?  Did you see issue?  Did you question inspector?

This just doesn't seem logical to me.

Jul 13, 2017 05:07 PM
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
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Seller should fix it.

Jul 13, 2017 03:54 PM
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Roy Kelley
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Do not move in before the needed repairs are competed.

Jul 13, 2017 03:52 PM
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Jill Murty, Realtor - Orange County, CA
PREA Realty - Laguna Niguel, CA

"There seemed to be a leak...." is a little non-committal.  Does it mean the inspector didn't have access and/or the tools to make a definitive determination?  If so, I'd recommend further inspection by a plumber.

You have to know what's going on so you know how to respond.  

Jul 13, 2017 03:41 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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All utilities are supposed to be on for inspections out here.  Have the seller turn them on and get a leak test/plumber out.

Jul 13, 2017 03:35 PM
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Harry F. D'Elia
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obtain professional plumber who uses a scanner

Jul 13, 2017 02:58 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
Keller Williams Success Realty - Panama City, FL
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LOL - how about we turn the water on now huh?

Jul 14, 2017 10:24 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
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It is up to them what they want to do with results of the inspection. I sign the form that they received report and agree with results. 

Jul 14, 2017 12:05 AM
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

I need moe info to make the determination

Jul 13, 2017 08:52 PM
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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That sounds like the inspector needs to do a bit more searching.

Jul 16, 2017 08:03 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC - New Fairfield, CT
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check it out before you move in

Jul 15, 2017 08:30 PM
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Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI NMLS#1483386
Realty One Group - Carlsbad, CA
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Hire a home inspector with a infared detector camera. See Jay Markanich posts

Jul 15, 2017 07:01 AM
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Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg IL Area Real Estate

1st off, hire an inspector that has a water meter for drywall dampness. It could be a leak that happened in 1955 or something. 

2nd, be sure to keep the inspectors card & put a big red 'X' thru it for future reference.

Jul 14, 2017 10:50 AM
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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turn all water faucets on during the inspection.... and get another inspector.... 

Jul 14, 2017 08:55 AM
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Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
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Bob has answered.

Jul 14, 2017 08:51 AM
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Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
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Really?  There seemed to be a leak?  New inspector perhaps or ask the owner to verify. 

Jul 14, 2017 08:44 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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Turn water off at at facets and take a look at the water meter. If the little hand is spinning. there is a leak. Then off at water heater, check, then off at main shutoff and check again. It is not rocket science.

Jul 14, 2017 08:17 AM
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Wayne and Jean Marie Zuhl
Hallmark Realtors - Clark, NJ
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You can turn the water on before you move in to the house, can't you?

Jul 14, 2017 07:58 AM
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Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR
AZuRE Team - Realty ONE Group - Scottsdale, AZ
Phoenix Scottsdale Real Estate

Seems to be a leak? Really? I'm sure the inspection report would read something like this.... '...further investigation and inspection is needed by a qualified _____ is required to determine a possible leak at _____, blah, blah.....

So, you need another whatever inspector..... likely plumbing to investigate or inspect further.

Jul 14, 2017 06:52 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker

Now, not later, is time to determine where it is coming from and get it fixed!

Jul 14, 2017 06:42 AM
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Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
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Karen Jones Lewis, MBA, Realtor Have it inspected by a professional and ask the seller to fix it.

Jul 14, 2017 06:20 AM
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Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

If the leak is still wet, then it's still there.  Otherwise, run the bathroom fixtures and look again.

Jul 14, 2017 05:56 AM