from Donald Bradbury The Bradbury Team www.bradburyteam.com Coldwell Banker Heritage Quakertown PA 215-536-6777 x 329
My first Active Rain closings are this week. The home inspection of my listing, turned up some issues with the home inspection, and the Buyer's Agent requested a credit of $5,000 to make the necessary repairs.
Both sides were upset by this, and my Seller said he would "Walk" if they requested a credit of any kind. Instead of letting that happen, I suggested to the Buyer's Agent from"That big Red Real Estate Company", to get an electrician that she trusted, and have him provide us with a detailed estimate of what the cost of repairs would really be. I agreed to do the same. Home inspectors are not electricians, and they can only recommend repairs. A real professional should be the one to be specific, and give an estimate.
This agent, from "That Big Red Real Estate Company" suggested she would get an electrician friend to go to the property and "DRIVE BY" and give us an estimate. Why did I think that that estimate would be $5,000 ? How can you do a drive by estimate on an 85 year old electrical system, when you are DRIVING BY? This seems to me to be one of the most rediculous things I have ever heard!!
So my electrician friend, which whom many of the Realtors in my office have used numerous times, talked with the Sellers and myself and pointed out the shortcomings of their nob and tube wiring in their house, and what needed to happen to bring it up to speed.
The estimate of the repairs came out to $2,500
I called that agent, from the "Big Red Real Estate Company" and her buyers accepted the solution, and we are going to closing this Wednesday!
Have you ever heard of a Drive By Electrician?