Wet Basement Quiz Question 3

by Maureen McCabe on January 14, 2008

This is a series of entries based on one piece of spam email from a contractor who does basement water proofing in Central Ohio. The spam email says:

“Question #3: If the seller hires a professional who offers a warranty, I have no liability as an agent, right?

Answer: While potentially technically true, most real estate attorneys are notorious for suing anyone who comes in contact with the house that might have either assets or even better something most realtors carry, which is Errors and Omissions Insurance. That means they will often sue the realtor, the home inspector, the basement contractor, the seller etc. etc. So while not technically liable you may have to defend against frivolous lawsuits, which can be costly! (Please do not construe this as legal advice as always consult with a legal professional before making any legal decisions). That is why you are always better off to recommend a quality contractor rather than some novice or newly undertaken enterprise as this an extremely litigious area of law.”

This is to me as a real estate agent… I could not tell the questions and answers are all over the board… Good thing he put in that line about not construing it as legal advice.. it looks like legal advice to me…

Or a scare tactic? Those notorious real estate attorneys!

Anyone had experience with a water proofing company? Who is good? Who is not good?

I “Googled” for “Super Dry Basement” (the book written by the Central Ohio water proofer that spammed me.) I found his website. He has the same “Basement Quiz” there that he spammed me with. It just stops mid sentence on the answer to question number one there too.


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1 Wet Basement Columbus July 30, 2012 at 07:12 am

Basements make good conversation in Columbus Thanks for the information, it’s been useful.

2 Maureen McCabe July 30, 2012 at 10:56 am

You obviously did not have a chance to read the comment policy on this site. Your mother did not name you ‘Wet Basement Columbus.’ This site requires a name to comment. I used the link your “name” linked to to see the site you are spam commenting for and it is pathetic.

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