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WA Home Inspectors Can’t Repair Homes They Inspect

We received a call from a Realtor recently asking if we do repairs on a home we inspect.  Absolutely not!  Even though there are home inspectors doing this, it is not allowed in Washington State.  The WAC 308-408C-020 (Code of Ethics) for Washington State Licensed Home Inspectors states “the home inspector must:

(8) Not for one year after completion of the inspection repair, replace, or upgrade for compensation components or systems on any building inspected – this section applies to the inspector’s firm and other employees or principals of that firm or affiliated firms.”

This Ethic is set in place to protect the home buyer/seller.  Otherwise, a home inspector could call out problems within the home just to create more work for themselves and additional pad their pocket.  You can view all the Ethics at the Washington State Legislature Website.

AMS Inspection Services is a home inspection company based out of Leavenworth, WA, with inspectors in Seattle, Wenatchee and throughout Chelan and Douglas counties.  AMS Inspection performs blower door tests for on new construction projects. 

Realtor’s Charity Putt-Putt Tournament: Having fun and supporting the community!

On Thursday our home inspection company sponsored the North Central Washington Association of Realtor’s “Golf for the Good” Putt-Putt Tournament at Desert Canyon near Lake Chelan.  The community fundraiser benefitted the YMCA Scholarship Program for Kids, Respite Care and the Wenatchee Valley Humane Society. 

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The day was a lot of fun and we raised quite a bit of money for local charities.  A huge thanks goes out to all the sponsors:  Wenatchee World, AMS Inspection, Pioneer Title, Mortgage Advisory Group, Pacific Appraisal, Laura Mounter Real Estate, Anita & Larry Day, People Bank, Banner Bank, Numerica Credit Union, US Bank Home Mortgage, Karie Rolen & John L Scott, Cashmere Valley Bank Mortgage, Sangster Motors, Jackie Blanchfield, Jeffers- Danielson- Sonn- Aylward, Ogden- Murphy- Wallace, Johnson- Gaukroger- Smith- Merchant, LocalTel Communications, Eagle Home Mortgage, Carole Keane, NCHBA and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage.

Wenatchee Realtor Is Assaulted At Open House

Realtors have many open houses per month.  The weekends are sprinkled with corner signs advertising open houses.  It’s a great opportunity to show off homes and allow potential buyers a preview, but you hardly ever consider the dangers of allowing strangers into your space.  Last weekend a Wenatchee realtor was assaulted at an open house.  Thankfully she was not harmed and made wise decisions to protect herself.  This is a a great time to review the safety guidelines realtors should follow when exposing themselves to unfamiliar people and environments.  Take a look at these Open House Safety Tips from the National Association of REALTORS®.

“A real estate agent was assaulted during an open house Sunday afternoon at a home for sale in the 700 block of Cascade Street in Wenatchee. Police Sgt. John Kruse said the local woman called police after incident about 1:30pm. Kruse said she told authorities a husband and wife had toured the home together but the suspect returned alone and asked to see the home’s basement.  Kruse says the intoxicated man allegedly tried to grab the female real estate agent.  Officers contacted the man who claimed they were just having a “consensual hug”.  Kruse says the woman was not injured.”

Source:  KPQ.com