I have many clients who are listing their homes with me that have old home inspections from two years ago when they purchased the home. They always ask, “should we include this in the listing?”
I bet you cannot possibly guess what my answer is……….YES!
Here’s my moto: Disclose, disclose, disclose! The more information you have not disclosed, the more it can be used against you later in a law suit. It is much better to disclose the information and allow the buyer the opportunity to make a qualified decision about the purchasing and being happy with their decision than to hold back information.
It’s very simple, you have an old home inspection, you go thru it line by line and describe what repairs were done, if anything! It’s that simple! I, as your trusted REALTOR, will make it part of the listing AND require that these additional documents are signed by the buyer.
Now “anyone can be sued for anything at any time” blabbity blah blah – however, the fact that you disclosed, and have the buyer’s signature is HUGE!
So don’t worry, disclose! You may loose a buyer or two but the right one will come along and you will have done the right thing to protect yourself and the buyer.
Just a little “Cora Comment”!
Enjoy the day – not frost here yet in lovely Wasilla AK