Well, here we go again! I just had an inspection on an REO property - I verified with the listing agent that all utilities were on - the inspection was scheduled and even the inspector called the listing company and was told that all utilities were on. My buyer, inspector & I arrived as scheduled and the gas was not on! Now my buyer will have to pay an additional $100 for a trip fee since the inspector was not able to complete the inspection. This happens so often and is so unnecessary. So to all asset managers and banks (especially Fannie Mae) will you please list your properties with agents who will do their job instead of playing a numbers game on how many listings they can get! This is very frustrating and wastes everyone's time as now I have to submit an addendum to extend our inspection time so that we are within contract, make another trip to the property to make sure gas is on before I call the inspector back out so we don't have any surprises again. OK, I have vented again!