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What Is the Best Way to Approach a Seller About Repairs?
Inventory levels continue to trail buyer interest in many parts of the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including the Fort Worth real estate market. Sellers have their pick-of-the-litter when it comes to choosing a buyer, which can make the practice of asking a seller to pay for repairs a precarious game. Many buyers look at homes that are considered fixers, but there's a fine-line to straddle when it comes to approaching sellers about repairs prior to closing escrow.
Escrow is a busy time, and ff course, smaller cosmetic issues should be ignored at this point. But if after having a home inspection there are any glaring structural issues, like a roof that needs repairs or a plumbing system that needs attention, it's critical to speak-up now. If you don't, you will inherit the problem and the related costs.
If your'e curious what the best way is to approach a seller about repairs, read on for some sage advice!
Be Timely: Communication is key in almost all aspects of a real estate deal, and it's important to be timely if you have items that need your seller's attention. You want to give your seller enough time to make the repairs in question, so bringing things ... more

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