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It's a new game in real estate. Who's smarter, the home inspector of the licensed contractor?
A home inspector finds an issue with a property and the buyer asks the seller to make the repair. The seller hires, let's say a licensed electrician to come and replace the "faulty" circuit breaker the home. Upon arrival and examination the electrician finds no problem with the circuit breaker. It is functioning properly, there are no signs of damage, no frayed wires, nothing to indicate a current or past concern. The electrician writes up a report and it's passed to the buyer.
The buyer calls their home inspector who stands by their report that the breaker is faulty. The buyer insists the electrician is trying to pull one over on them and the breaker needs to be replaced. Who wins?
To be honest nobody wins. It's a silly game but it seems to be playing out over and over again at final walk-throughs. You can insert just about any trade in this scenario and the issue is still the same. A skilled licensed professional comes to the property and determines 1) there is an issue and makes the required repair or 2) finds there wasn't a problem and states why.
If as a buyer you don't trust the seller will do the repair correctly then ask for a credit for the repair upfront. Bring in your own contractors to do the repairs after you go to closing. Don't suggest the contractor hired by the seller is less than competent unless you have a second opinion, by another licensed contractor to back up your claims.
Let's not play "Who's Smarter the Home Inspector or The Licensed Contractor" anymore. It's not a fun game and no one comes away with a good feeling when it's over.
No Hassle-No Pressure-Just Straight Talk About The Northern Virginia Real Estate Market
If you are interested in learning more about the Northern Virginia Real Estate market including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William Counties give Cindy Jones and CJ Realty Group, Inc a call at 703-346-2213.
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Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.