Are all people who work in real estate scum? Excuse my blogpost.
I'm a home inspector, I worked hard studying, learning all of the shit we have to know (and it is a LOT of shit we have to memorize and understand). I started my own company, and take pride in my work. I genuinely want to help my clients. I treat every inspection I do the same way I would if it were me myself who was buying the house.
My clients love me. I always work hard to make sure they know what they're getting into with a house. I never lie, ignore, or minimize problems that I find. I simply share the facts with my clients as I find them.
These real estate people on the other hand, the ones I've met so far, seem like total shyster scumbags. I haven't met ONE that I liked. The ones who I have tried to network with so they can refer jobs to me have ALL tried to pressure me into lying/obfuscating on reports.
This last one was this literal 70 year old boomer blowhard douchebag who showed up to the house in a 100k Porsche SUV and kept interrupting me during the inspection to try and "sugar coat" my findings with the clients. He actually got visibly upset when I pulled some of the basement carpeting up to reveal a crack in the basement slab. He told me in a passive aggressive tone as he was leaving later
"I've never seen an inspector pull up carpet before, maybe you should leave that photo out of the report, the seller might hold you liable if they find damage to the carpet"
The carpet was this nasty ass soiled and stained 20 year old carpet. He didn't care about the fucking carpet...
Needless to say, I refused to lie on my report, and that was the last inspection referral I got from that guy. Complete and total scumbag.
Are there any decent and honest people that work in real estate?