A buyer's agent called the other day, getting ready for her clients' inspections of my client's home for sale. There were some issues relating to the foundation settling slightly in the rear of the home. Nothing had changed in the last 35 years while my client had lived there, but the buyers wanted to check it with a Fairfield County professional.
They had called their excavator friend and arranged for him to come on the day of inspections. The agent called to ask if it was alright if the excavator drove his backhoe around to the back and dug down to check the footings of the foundation. I'm afraid I just sat dumbfounded in silence for a while, not quite knowing what to say.
How could the agent be so presumptuous as to believe that any seller with a home for sale would say "ok" to a backhoe digging up the back of their home, which has only a 1% deposit down?
How could the agent not know where the septic system was? There is only one little piece of lawn by the house, and the backhoe would have to drive directly over it to get to the back of the home.
There were so many things here that just flabbergasted me, that after a half hour of explaining how a septic system worked, and what harm a backhoe could do, she backed off.
Perhaps I, like Andrea, will be attending all inspections from now on for all of my homes for sale in Fairfield County CT.
How To Get A Backhoe Across A Septic Field - NOT !!!