Professional Inspection and Repairs
Once a home goes “pending” and is under contract, the buyer’s agent will typically schedule a professional, whole house inspection. A professional inspector looks beyond the new paint and polished windows and examines the minor and major details of your home that can become major issues if not identified and addressed. Some homes come through the inspection process with flying colors, whereas other homes have a long list of issues identified. We will negotiate with the buyer’s agent, identifying what repairs we feel you, the seller, should be responsible for. All of this takes place during the Inspection Contingency Period, which is typically 10 full business days from the time that the contract is agreed upon. We hope your home doesn’t have major issues, but if it does, we will make recommendations based on our vast experience of helping hundreds of clients buy and sell homes.
Some repairs may be the responsibility of the seller in a real estate transaction. We will negotiate a Repair Addendum with the buyer’s agent, identifying which repairs will be taken care of by the seller and which issues identified by the inspection report will be left to buyer to take care of after possession. You do not have to address every issue identified in the inspection report, but be aware that a buyer can choose to walk away from a sale and receive their earnest money back if you are unwilling to negotiate on at least some of the repairs. Every deal and transaction is different, and we’ll guide you through this!
Preliminary Title Report and Appraisal