Below are screen captures from (unsolicited) emails and text messages my clients have sent me.
The above email was from a client for whom I inspected two homes. I found significant moisture in the ceiling of the first home and they chose not to go through with the purchase. I received a couple of angry phone calls from the seller and the listing realtor claiming I was incompetent. The listing realtor actually said "You're affecting my livelihood!". I work for buyers, not sellers and their realtors, and not for your realtor either.
This text message was from a client who was referred to me by an earlier client.
This email is from a client who wasn't using a realtor to purchase a home and so I was the only professional (other than lawyers) to assist in the purchase. If you're buying a home without the use of a realtor make sure you perform due diligence, including hiring a qualified and thorough home inspector.
The inspection of this client's 1.4 million dollar home took me over four hours. A very large, very old home with numerous additions and updates over the last century.
There was some back and forth regarding the inspection appointment, with it being postponed and then back on again in the same day. I didn't take it personally and accommodated my client. Real estate can be stressful and emotional for buyers, and I recognize that.
Another client who liked the quality of my report. I spend a lot of time on report writing, editing, and captioning so that the report is clear and stands on its own.
This home needed some upgrades and repairs, and so the client and I had numerous conversations regarding pricing, execution, and priority of the necessary work.