If a real estate agent ever tells you to skip the home inspection. . .


A reader recently asked Inman News a complicated question about communal property in condominium associations, but what really caught my attention was this part:

Next, we have a home inspection question. When we bought our condo, our Realtor advised us not to hire a home inspector. She said that the areas in need of inspection were covered by the condo board.

I have put the offensive part of this question in bold, italics, and underlined it -- because I want all of our WalletPop readers to remember what I'm about to say: If a real estate agent ever advises you not to hire a home inspector, run away, find a new agent, and complain to the supervising broker at the agency where he/she is employed.