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Old 10-14-2011, 08:58 AM   #21
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I have to say. In general, dealing with realtors was a losing prop. So, I changed things now. I charge $ 100 to come out and do a written bid to fix items on inspector list. If they use me I refund the money. It just lately paid off as I got 3 service changes in a row. cha ching. But, in general as an average your probably better off not even dealing with them unless you have a solid realtor who makes things happen.
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Old 10-14-2011, 09:01 AM   #22
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Here the house only has to meet the code it was wired under. Under no circumstances would I submit a bid to upgrade an old house to current code when it is being sold unless the seller requested it......I tell all but a few real estate agents we charge for an electrical inspection.



Ditto Realtors are users ! They just want to know how much, so they can negotiate the price.
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Why do they want to bring an existing house up to 2011 codes?
Realtors and HOs ask that every now and then of me. But if you think about it you could have a brand new house just built not up to current code. Especially on these huge track home developments sometimes the permits can be from the last code cycle.

Some of those people (like the guy the OP was talking about) just don't understand that the code changes about every three years. It also depends what the AHJs adopt. BTW here most areas use IRC or IBC as a standard.
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Ditto Realtors are users ! They just want to know how much, so they can negotiate the price.
Yes but get a couple good ones (like lawyer ther are some out there) they will give you good business and usually good referrals! But like everything in this business you can't Win them all but the goal is to win more than lose!
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We are members of the local board of realtors they tend to treat us better.
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