Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)


Positive Spin On Home Inspection Issues

 I have run into people who think that we home inspectors are too negative -- glass half empty types. To counteract that belief, I thought I would do something to the contrary. I have posted here a photo of a roof. Now, there are inspectors who would think that this was a photo with only negatives. It seems to me that, if you look at it another way, there are some real positives here. Feel free to add anything you think I missed as we try to put a positive spin on this matter.

1. The moss is really healthy and a pretty green

2. The moss is so thick that, at this point, it might actually be keeping the rain out

3. Not everybody can grow moss that is this nice

4. Moss is organic and fits with green building

5. The house might be more affordable because of the moss

6. Someone might gain employment by removing the moss and re-roofing


Thanks for stopping by.

Steven L. Smith

Bellingham WA home inspector

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 5 commentsSteven L. Smith • January 28 2008 05:46PM


I have had some inspectors kill deals but I welcome it.  I'd rather have my inspector kill a deal than hear from the buyer's attorney six months after the deal.
Posted by Gary McAdams (GMAC Schwartz Property Sales) almost 12 years ago
Steven, great post, love the sense of humor. What I want to know is what the sellers,buyers and agents thought of it, unless they just assumed those were green shingles....
Posted by Diane McDermott, Charlotte NC Real Estate Market (Realtor®, GRI, Landis e2 Real Estate, LLC) almost 12 years ago

7. Lower heating bills because of the "green"

8.  In the dry season----free fire starter.

Posted by Charles Buell, Seattle Home Inspector (Charles Buell Inspections Inc.) almost 12 years ago

Gary: Smart way to operate. Much better than the hard chargers who hide facts as they race to closing.

Diane: They all knew the place had problems, they did not know how many. Buyer walked, realtor still refers me.

Charlie: Thanks for stopping by.


Posted by Anonymous almost 12 years ago

Always tell your buyers to have a home inspection done.  Always!


Patricia Aulson/Hampton NH Real Estate    

Posted by Patricia Aulson, Realtor - Portsmouth NH Homes-Hampton NH Homes (BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY HOME SERVICES Verani Realty NH Real Estate ) almost 12 years ago