Is your water heater safe?

While performing a home inspection I came across a water heater with a draft diverter not properly secured (see photo). Water heater venting systems are designed to moderate vent temperatures and control exhaust velocity by mixing room temperature air with hot exhaust gases.
In other words, this is d-a-n-g-e-r-o-u-s to occupants of the home.

Pre-Listing Inspection

Why get a Pre-List Inspection in a seller's market.
It’s a seller’s market and most everyone knows it, including buyers. As demand grows and inventory drops buyers are using every trick in the book to get a contract. One clever tactic puts a home under contract at full price, only to strong arm a seller down on the sales price using the Inspection Objection Deadline and the subsequent days off market.
When buyers request repairs or a price reduction (based on these repairs) the seller has to scramble to get bids to determine the acceptable price reduction or repairs. Should the seller refuse the buyer’s price reduction or repairs the property goes back on the market. The next buyer wonders why the home is back on market and will be more concerned with the condition, thus starting the cycle over again. This tactic puts the buyer in a strong negotiating position, one that could have been alleviated with a pre-list inspection.
Pre-list inspections start at $175 and include all visible and accessible systems and components of the home (same as a buyer's inspection!), with a written report of all findings provided within 24 hours.