Inspection Resolution - Don't Just Take the Seller's Word For It Examine it Again

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Advantage

Wow. How true. Too often we see repairs are not completed or done to correct specification.  Thinking of the investment not a bad idea to have a reinspection. After all it's pennies on the dollar vs the home price

Original content by Joetta Fort

inspection objection, arvada homes, denver boulder real estateIf you're buying a house and as a part of inspection resolution the seller agreed to do repairs, don't just take their word for it that the repairs were actually done.  And don't wait until the closing table to get a copy of any receipts for repair.

Make sure the inspection resolution dictates that the repairs be completed by a certain date, that they are done by qualified professonals (licensed, if applicable), and that you receive the written proof several days before closing.

Then, you need to make sure that what was supposed to be done, was done.  Call the repair person.  Ask what, exactly, they did.  Read what the inspection resolution states, and ask if that is what was done.  Ask if the company warrants their work.

inspection resolution, arvada homes, denver boulder real estateToo many times, home buyers find out too late that the seller only did a portion of the agreed-upon work, and the receipt was completed in such a way that seems to say it was all done.  But when something goes wrong and the new owner calls the repair company, they find out they are on their own.

 

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Comments (1)

Florida Tolbert Team Keller Williams Advantage
Keller Williams Advantage III Realty in Lake Nona - Orlando, FL
Keller Williams Land Luxury Division Specialist

Peter,

This is great advice  and you should always have some time between the inspection contingency and the closing to allow the corrections to be made and always witness and verify they are done.

Aug 29, 2012 11:01 AM