inspections: So the listing has a pool... - 03/14/18 04:53 PM
So the home you're selling or buying has a pool or spa...
Who cares right?  A pool is a personal preference. Some love them, some loathe them.  Either way, you sell homes with and without pools every day.  Sometimes they have safety equipment, many times they do not.  
Is there something you're missing?
The state of California Senate Bill 442 now requires that all homes with new or remodeled pools/spas have at least 2 of the 7 safety features listed here with the State of California under section 4
It is also now required that a property inspector include in their reports whether there is or is not pool/spa safety equipment … (1 comments)

inspections: Selling a home "as is"... may not always be "as-is" - 01/08/18 05:39 PM
Ironic, huh?  You tell your real estate agent that you want to sell as-is.  You tell your agent that you are not interested in doing any repairs or alterations to the home you are selling.  You want the buyer to take care of anything that is needed to be done, as you are ready to move on.  You decline to order any pre-list inspections.
 
A buyer presents an offer, and your agent shares it with you.  They have a loan and property condition contingency. It is the price you want, and the terms are good as long as they agree to it being an as-is … (4 comments)

inspections: “I’m Selling My Home As-Is… Why is the Buyer Now Asking For Repairs?” - 04/15/14 08:59 AM

“I’m Selling My Home As-Is… Why is the Buyer Now Asking For Repairs?”
 
Ironic, huh?  You tell your real estate agent that you want to sell as-is.  I mean you really tell them that you are not interested in doing any repairs or alterations to the home you are selling.  You want the buyer to take care of anything that is needed to be done, as you are ready to move on. The buyer has to take it or leave it!
 
Your agent recommended that you get some inspections, so that the buyer will know what they are … (12 comments)

inspections: He asked "why should I order a pre-sale home inspection when I am the seller!!!!!" - 01/10/11 04:16 PM
He asked me why he should order a home inspection when he was the seller.  It seems that in the past it was always up to the buyer to discover whether he wanted the home, and a home inspection was one of the best ways to find out if the house was what you thought it was and if you actually wanted to buy it.
So let's consider a few things, before we directly dive into this answer.
A seller should disclose anything that could affect the value and/or desirability in the eyes of the buyer in their decision to use … (30 comments)

inspections: An agent ran up to me and said... "Should I disclose this?" - 06/04/10 07:40 AM
 
 An agent ran up to me and said...  "Should I disclose this?"
What do you think my answer was?
In my humble opinion, if you have to ask the question "Should I disclose this" then you probably should.  This goes for sellers and agents.   
You should make it a practice (and we all know this...) to disclose any item that could affect the value and/or desirability of the property in the minds of the buyer.  So when you look at it that way, it pretty much covers everything.  If you don't have it disclosed, then the buyer will probably … (4 comments)

 
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