Originally Posted by uspirate
We came home boatless, dissapointed and disillusioned and it only costs us about $1100. (680 mile round trip=gas,food,hotel,surveyor).
we're still recovering from that one.
That was the best $1,100 you ever spent! You did the right thing - you had a good surveyor. It really isn't a matter of whether the listing broker is good or bad - I know some that are crookeder than a dog's hind leg. It just makes sense to PAY for independent advice. That goes for buying a car, house, or a boat.