As many of you know, I practice exclusive buyer agency. I've not taken a listing in over 10 years.
That said, I know what I would be telling my clients, the sellers, if I did take listing. Some discussion would be about the home inspections . . . which we know are coming!
I'd try to point out what I feel would be items of concern and have them try to taken care of the PRIOR TO a home inspection.
Today my "What Home Sellers Should Know" topic is:
Interior Garage Door Damage
An interior garage door is a door that leads from the garage into the dwelling unit. For many of us with pets, we actually damage the interior garage door when we insert our "doggie doors."
In some areas, at least I know in Oregon, there are codes that state the interior garage door must be fire resistive and have standards for fire blocking . . . an interior garage door must have at least one-hour of burn time. Not a pleasant thing to think about, but it's a safety/fire issue which many overlook when the doggie door is inserted and the owners/sellers are trying to sell their property.
The pet inserts actually mess up the integrity of the fire resistive interior garage doors. When the buyers have a home inspection done and there is an interior garage door with a doggie door insert, it WILL come up on the insepction report, and it WILL be requested it be replaced. Sorry, just doing my job.
This is a good video on the subject of interior garage doors. I found it on YouTube and thought to share.