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Don't You Just Hate Mucky Water??????
I read a post this morning written by Charita Cadenhead, and I want to respond to her thoughts regarding sellers having a home inspection prior to listing a property. Lorraine Kuney and I are listing agents, and we focus on representing the seller. I can fully understand why a buyers' agent would appreciate seeing a home inspection report on a property of interest.
However, that does not mean that the buyer will not have their own home inspection, nor does it mean that the sellers' home inspector did a fair job of inspecting!!! There are many issues that arise when a seller has a home inspection on their home.
If there is an inspection performed, full disclosure now comes into play. If the inspection results show that a roof needs replacement, will the seller hide that fact?? Will the seller replace the roof prior to listing?? Will the listing agent disclose this information in the listing??
The water starts getting mucky when the seller has a home inspection prior to listing. What if the buyers' home inspector finds a problem that was not found by the sellers' home inspector?? That certainly leaves a question of honesty on the table!!!!
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