downgrade: Why doing inspections upfront is not enough. - 06/05/08 08:57 AM
The purpose of a listing agent is to get the most money for their client at closing.  Not the highest sales price but the highest net price.
Too often,  listing agents have the seller order inspections upfront without doing the repairs.  I contend that in most cases,  this is costing the seller money.  Here are some reasons:
Remember,  the seller is strongest during negotiations,  when the buyer is in love with the property.  If problems show up during the transaction,  the power shifts to the buyer. If a seller waits until the contract,  they are obligated to replace what is there,  … (5 comments)

 
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Guy Berry is a frequent expert witness in real estate litigation and an accomplished trainer in real estate law and contracts. In addition he has been licensed for 30 years as an agent and managed large offices, including Coldwell Banker and Century 21.


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