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Unless the home is new or a couple of years old this question comes up quite often. I always handle it the same way.
We really like the home at __________________________ but we have one area of concern. We had an issue with the roof when we sold our home in New York. We ended up replacing it so that we could close the sale. How old do you think the roof is on this home? If it is more than a couple of years old we would like a new one.
Let us know.
John and Mary
Hey John and Mary,
I am expert in neighborhoods, floorplans, negotiation, staging, functionality and more...but I am not an expert in roofing. I sent you a sellers disclosure on the home and the seller claims the roof to be 6 years old. I suggest if you like the home to have the roof fully inspected by a professional certified inspector. They can not only help verify the condition of the roof...they can also let us know if it is in good shape and give an estimate of remaining life.
I want you to keep something in mind...if the roof was 6 months old instead of 6 years old the seller would likely ask more for the home. If you ask for a new roof and your inspector says it does not need one I would assume the seller will say no.
Please keep in mind that if the home you sold needed a roof then it was appropriate to put one on. If it did not need a roof but you felt that putting one on helped close the deal...that is fine. The motivation to sell is based on the market conditions as well as the sellers personal need to move on. I assume your Realtor gave you advice based on your specific situation and motivation.
Kind of an interesting situation here...they sold the home in NY FSBO but the buyer had a Realtor. The roof was only 6 years old but the buyer asked for a new roof and they put one on (even though they and the buyers inspector felt it did not need one). They let me know that will be the last time they ever do a real estate transaction without a Realtor!
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