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This question seems to be asked a lot.

My answer:  I always go to home inspections.

Whether I am working with a buyer or a seller, I need to represent my client.

Today was a good example of working with a buyer. We had an excellent experienced home inspector. I was able to spend some quality time with the buyer.

I arrived early and the inspector was already on the roof and had completed the exterior. He gave me a quick summary of his findings pointing out some minor concerns.

On the inside whenever there was something to share, he would call me. By being  present with the buyer, there were no surprises.

A good inspector, not only finds defects, but gives pointers of how to take care of the property.

Some examples..location of the main water shut off, condition/location of  carbon monoxide and smoke detectors and noting the correct furnace filter size.


At one point he called me  to the unfinished basement to show me this.


small snake Margaret Rome



It was small.. less than the diameter of a pencil and maybe a bit longer. It was curled up and I was not sure if it was even alive. (The inspector was NOT fond of snakes.) This was not something  I wanted to leave in the house.  So I borrowed his gloves and picked up this little squiggling reptile, took it up the steps, through the living room out the front door and way away from the house where it was released.

When I returned with a smile, the inspector was amazed at my bravery.  I shared with the buyer who also smiled but the occupant of the home when hearing...just about freaked.

Reminded me of another encounter with a snake that was a bit bigger.



Just recieved the inspector's report...this is first for me to be mentioned in the actual write up..

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Comment balloon 7 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • December 29 2016 01:29AM


Almost always...Only time I don't is if I can't get my schedule clear

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 3 years ago

That inspector had never experienced the power of Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland  

Posted by Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS, South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker! (Fathom Realty Washington LLC) over 3 years ago

Well at least he gave you all of the credit for that act of bravery!

Posted by MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900, Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years (Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty) over 3 years ago

Good for you! I've never run into a snake during an inspection (luckily)

Posted by Kat Palmiotti, The House Kat (406-270-3667,, Broker, Blackstone Realty Group - brokered by eXp Realty) over 3 years ago

Little guys like that I have tried to relocate when mowing the lawn, so they don't get chopped up.  Big guys, no way.  I steer clear.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 3 years ago

If I am reasonably certain the snake isn't poisonous, I have no problem picking them up.  I once worked at a place near the Sierra Nevada foothils, that was laiden with wildlife, including Rattle Snakes.  I remember one, we named, "Fluffy," that was 6 foot long!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 3 years ago

You never cease to amaze me - always going above and beyond.  Thanks for being you and for sharing your wealth of information and knowledge with us through Active Rain.

Posted by Marnie Matarese, Showing you the best of Sarasota! (DWELL REAL ESTATE) over 3 years ago