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Home Inspection Secrets of A Happy Home Inspector: A Guide to Peace of Mind for Home Buyers, Sellers, and the Agents who Love Them! Paperback – June 17, 2013
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Wally has co-hosted and been featured on shows for HGTV as well as the DIY network. He currently hosts a long running weekly radio show in Jacksonville called "The Home and Garden Show". Wally also operates one of the most successful home inspection companies in Florida, HomePro Inspections.
The target audiences for this book, according to Wally, are home buyers, sellers, and agents.
As a home inspector, I have always been disappointed with the lack of information written about the home buying process and the various parties involved. Most books about home inspection are written from a purely technical standpoint. This book however deals with the complete home buying process and how various professionals such as inspectors, appraisers, agents, title companies and mortgage brokers all participate in providing peace of mind to a homebuyer.
Wally spends the first few chapters of the book explaining the importance of managing the expectations of the home buyer. I like his quote " People are happy when things turn out well or better than expected: not necessarily that they turned out well. People hate surprises especially in a real estate transaction.
The book explains that service providers are there to help especially in the area of identifying and managing the home buyers risk in the transaction. The responsibility of reducing risk is outlined for agents, inspectors, appraisers, title companies, and mortgage professionals.Read more ›
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David Haught ACI, MIES, EP
The word that seems to come up more than any other in this book is 'risk'. Wally realizes that buying a home is risky and that the job of the inspector is to reduce that risk. This book gives you loads of information to help you avoid the pitfalls of a problem property and reduce your risk.
I wish I had had this book 30 years ago when I was first buying property. I'm glad I have it now.
As someone who has responded to over 500 professional liability complaints by unhappy home buyers, I can unreservedly state that the vast majority, if not all, of those complaints would never have arisen had the parties involved been privy to the wisdom contained in Home Inspection Secrets of a Happy Home Inspector.
Joseph A. Ferry, Esquire
The role of the real estate agent, building permits and inspectors, using an old home inspection (to save money, of course), the approximate cost you might pay for a thorough inspection -- all these and many more topics are covered in depth. I'd start reading a section, thinking it might not apply to me, and then - yep, it does!
This book reinforced many reasons for me to use a home inspector. My only regret is that I probably won't be selling and buying too many more times. If and when I do, I'll certainly employ someone like Wally.
I've listened to Wally's radio show in Jacksonville for years. I can hear his voice behind all the book's words.
A good, informative read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is a cartoon book written in colloquial language. Not a real text for a learning purpose.Published 17 days ago by Barry Richard Sacks
Especially useful to home sellers and buyers, it isn't at all technical. It mainly promotes home inspection services.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
It’s crazy to think there may be conflict and mistrust issues between many real estate professionals and home inspectors, but often there are endless challenges and even avoidance... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Clark Smith
If you are looking for specifics on what items on the home inspection mean trouble and need to be addressed as well as which items to negotiate and which to let go, don't bother... Read morePublished 12 months ago by ThunderReader
Book feels like 50% marketing for the author's home inspection business and 50% practical advice with a few somewhat interesting vignettes mixed in. Read morePublished 13 months ago by doc0875
I am interested in renovating my home. I wondered if there was a role for a home inspector. After reading this book I think there is. I am going to try to find d one. Good read.Published 16 months ago by MaryP