Special offer

Excuse Me Mr. Repair Man, Just Letting You Know, I Work for the Seller

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Southern Az SA629725000

You are right.  You have to remember, all repairmen have learned to up sell to make more money.  Just do what is on the list unless you want to do it for free.  That is what is written and agreed upon.  AFTER the home closes, you may contact the buyer and see if they want anything else done and not until.

Original content by Brenda Mullen 574299

Excuse Me Mr. Repair Man, Just Letting You Know, I Work for the Seller

And, right now, so do you.  When Buyers ask for certain repairs and Seller agrees, then unless you want to throw some work in for free, stick with the agreed upon repairs.  You see, I don't want you to do extra for the buyers at the cost of my seller's wallet.  I like the buyers...I do...but they haveRepairs an agent and so does my seller...ME.

I meet Mr. Repair man who has gotten a copy of the inspection report and not the amendment with the repairs, so he did not know which repairs he was doing.  Not a problem, I have the information that he needs and proceed to give it to him.  To which he asks, but what about so and so?  That is the most important part of the doohikey.  

Well...says I, if it is going to cost my seller extra, then we aren't going to do that.  You see, my seller has agreed to do these repairs that the buyers have asked for.  The buyers have their inspection report and have asked for these specific repairs....period.

Repair guy proceeds to say that it's part of servicing the doohikey..fine...as long as it is not costing my seller extra, knock yourself out.  Again, towards the end of the visit, he says he will need to come back because the thing he really, really wants to fix isn't panning out....there could be something else wrong and he wants to make sure....

Lalalalala, as I stick my fingers in my ears, (metaphorically).  Um, I don't care if there is something else wrong and I don't want to know.  I don't mean to be mean, but again, seller has agreed to pay for certain repairs, (it's in the signed contract and everything!).  The buyer has had their inspection of the home.  They know what is on the report and this is what they asked for.  

I know you really, really want to help.  However, my duty is to my client...the SELLER, (who right now is your client too), who will ONLY be paying for these written down and agreed upon repairs on the contract.  I gotta say, I love repair folks that really want to do a good job, but, even though you may think something else needs to be repaired, just stick with what we have asked you to do.  

But hey, I will definitely be calling you when I have buyers...!

Brenda Mullen – San Antonio Texas Real Estate Professional

San Antonio Texas Real Estate, Buying a home in San Antonio Texas, Selling a home in San Antonio Texas

Selling a San Antonio Texas area home involves many steps and having an experienced  San Antonio  Texas Real Estate Agent by your side will make the transaction run a lot smoother. I would love to be your San Antonio Texas Area Real Estate Professional! I assist both buyers and sellers in the San Antonio Texas area with either the purchase and or sale of residential real estate.

As an Accredited Buyer’s Agent, I have received special training to guide and educate you through the entire home buying process. From start to finish, I listen to your needs and desires in what you would like and take the information you give me to find you home.

As your San Antonio Texas listing agent I am well versed on the local San Antonio Texas area Real Estate Market. You can expect personalized service that includes a detailed consultation on how to best position your home to be competitive in today’s market with an in depth comparative market analysis, and advice on staging. I use the latest and most up-to-date marketing methods to get your home in front of as many buyers as possible. Being your San Antonio Texas area Realtor® not only involves just finding the home or selling the home, but being your guide, negotiator, advisor and advocate and making sure that your needs and goals are met. Being your San Antonio Texas area Realtor® is one of my truest passions, and “Helping You Find Home” is my number one priority.

Map of San Antonio, Texas
View Larger Map




Protected by Copyscape Online Copyright Protection


Subscribe button


Search for Homes




Follow Me at These Cool Places

Facebook     Google Me     Twitter

Brenda Mullen
Realtor®, ACRE®, ABR®, ePro®

Keller Williams Realty - Helping You Find Home
10999 IH-10 West Ste #175


Comments (4)

MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

Ric, sometimes they seem to forget and get into "up-sell" mode, this is a good reminder, Excuse Me Mr. Repair Man, Just Letting You Know, I Work for the Seller.

Mar 11, 2012 04:14 AM
Mary Douglas
United Country Ponderosa Realty, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado - Red Feather Lakes, CO
REALTOR, Red Feather Lakes, Colorado

Hi Ric,  I guess it depends on what kind of service it is and if they honestly have found something that the home inspector did not. If it's a safety concern, it should be addressed.  Disclose, disclose disclose...until it's closed.

Oct 24, 2012 08:23 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Pasadena And Southern California 818.516.4393

Hi Ric -- and it's for this reason, I prefer that a seller not complete repairs -- adjust the price or give a credit to the buyer and let the new homeowner complete the work to his satisfaction and under his supervision.  

Oct 27, 2012 02:16 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brenda wrote a great post on this one, and a great one to re-blog to get the word out!

Apr 30, 2013 11:43 PM