"There's a lot of trust there," she said, adding that she also consults with him about the cost of home repairs and the price to fix problems that arise in home inspections. "It's great to be able to bring someone in who can tell us if this is a $100 problem or a $10,000 problem. Your average real estate agent doesn't have that construction background."
"They had to make some repairs on a house to get it ready to go on the market, and the wife was balking at some of the changes," she said. "We kept reminding her that the goal was to sell the house, and she kept saying she wanted to sell the house but not get taken to the cleaners. After every point, she'd add ' ... and not get taken to the cleaners.'