Here we go again, just another day. Had an inspection scheduled today for a house I have listed. Actually it's a re-schedule, the house was a remodel and wasn't quite ready last week, so extended the option period another week to give the seller's contractor plenty of time to get the house ready. You know the drill, always anticipate what can go wrong, so....... I spend an hour on my Sunday checking the house, find that the power isn't on , the HVAC thermostat isn't there, and not one, not ONE DAMN thing has been done all week. Call seller, he calls contractor and excuse after excuse they promise that the house will be ready Monday afternoon. Inspection is 3pm.
Of course, I reschedule my Monday morning so I can check on the progress. Good sign, when I get there, there are 3 pickup trucks, a front end loader and 2 loads of dirt dumped in the driveway. POWER IS ON! I check with contractor, everything will be done in plenty of time. I bite my tongue and dont' comment on the fact that he had all week...
Come back an hour before inspection, trucks gone, dirt spread, so far so good. Inside is a mess, but at least the 15 punchout items seem to be mostly done. There's even a thermostat on the wall. I notice it's off... turn it on... nothing. Find manual.. try again... nothing. Call contractor, he says he couldn't make it work either so he was gonna call manufactuer tomorrow! I won't repeat my conversation at this point.
Call seller, tell him the situation, he's at work can't get away,, just take care of it he tells me. No problemo, it's what we do.
So......I call the service company I normally use,. they rush over a HVAC tech, he fixes short in system caused by improper installation and I give my personal check to cover the bill. I then call a makeready clean up team I've used, luck would have it they were finishing a job and could come over in 30 min.
Inspector shows up just as HVAC is hooked up, cleaning is on going, and buyer is due to arrive in 30 min. Sheesh....what we go through to get THE JOB DONE!
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