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Michael Altizer
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I was walking past an empty house today and decided that I was going to perform an exterior inspection on it. I spent around 30 minutes evaluating it. I left a note on the door for the owner to contact me and almost as soon as I walk back into our motel room, he calls and wants to meet with us tomorrow at 5:00 p.m. He wants to rent it to us in a couple of weeks for $660.00 a month.

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November 12th, 2015 @ 12:20 p.m.
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Might wanna be careful with that, in some places that's called trespassing

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I seriously don't understand this post.

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Thanks for reminding me Glenn. I never mean any harm. I don't know why I'm doing things without thinking things through lately. My heart is in the right place but you're absolutely right. I don't want to get shot or arrested. Well maybe something good will come out of it and I can soon call it our home. Stay safe man.
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Cameron Anderson wrote:I seriously don't understand this post.


Cameron, with all due respect. .... hopefully you never will.
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In my area of Virginia, we are like 50-100 years behind the rest of you guys. We still use phone books and have those fancy phone thing a mabobs on the wall. Advertising around here is hollering from one house to the other. When we get cold, we light a fire and when we're warm, we jump in the river to cool off.

I'm just an Old country boy, watching you guys on these internet forums and wanting to be like y'all.
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We are so "backwoods" around here that we clasify a three bedroom, as one room with 3 beds in it.
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When it comes to home inspectors, we're all the same but we're all different. I've tried being like a lot of you and it just doesn't work for me. I believe that every home has it's own unique story and I like to listen to what the property is telling me. If it doesn't answer me at first, I'll try a different approach until we are communicating with each other. I am sure that no home inspector other than myself will admit to it. People might label me as crazy, when in fact it is the house talking to me. This particular home has a lot of history. I talk sweet to the properties and I show them that I am there. I've patted walls, ducked some close calls, etc. I know how I want to be treated by a doctor and that house hasn't done the first thing to me. I want to listen to what she's saying to me so I can do my job just a little better than your average inspector. I honestly beat to my own drum and most people have been Wowed, over the years. Y'all do what works for you guy's.

Maybe it was one too many beers, or getting hit in the head so many times. Maybe it's two marriages and 5 kids total. Maybe it's because I'm white who knows. I've been called everything under the Sun and I'm guilty of most of it.

I have almost retired a couple of times and something prevents me from it each and every time. I honestly believe that I have what it takes. Infact, I know I do. One year down the road, 3 maybe 5 ... I don't know. The look on people's faces can sometimes be priceless.

I don't need a message board to make me a home inspector or someone questioning something that I post because I am different. I posted this in the exterior section for that one inspector, who was curious at my approach to ask a question, so I could answer. Helping other's feels much better to me than beating them down. Tootaloo, for now.
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None of you probably name the homes that You see everyday. Im a little different. The name of this house is: HOPE.
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I've been told not to delete any posts

The most important thing I saw here Michael was new house for you. Congrats!

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Nathan, thank you but I won't know for sure until after 5:00 p.m. EST today. If I knew how to delete my posts, believe me' I would. I guess I was just wanting to remember what it felt like to inspect a property again. I apologize if something was out of line and if you need to delete any of my posts, feel free to do so. Wishing your the best as well.
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Nathan, I was in no way trying to post about my personal life. In my eyes, I saw it as being related to Exterior Inspections on a the #1 Home Inspection forum. I overdone it and probably posted some text that very few will understand (I know that you know why I posted). I am not a fraudulent inspector and you know that. I did inspect the exterior very thoroughly. It took me around 30 minutes to inspect the exterior. I am not claiming to be the fastest or the best (those inspectors know who they are). I did however cover everything that was visible yesterday. I know that I could have been charged with trespassing or shot. I want to be out there inspecting each and everyday, because I know that I'm good at it. I've never wanted nothing more strongly in my life than to be a Home Inspector. I thank you for providing this forum for all of the greats and even for guy's, like me. You "Rock".
 
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