Home Inspection Problems - Commerce Home selling tips

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Home Inspection Problems - Commerce home selling tips


So the home buyer had a home inspection done on your Commerce home and there is a problem.  How do you do to save the deal?  It is a complicated answer because it depends on what went wrong in the home inspection, and whether you really want to sell your Commerce home.  My Commerce home selling tip on home inspections is pretty straight forward.


First scenario: The home buyer’s home inspection has revealed two major issues.  Black mold in the attic and a ceiling joist is broke (structurally unsafe).  Your first response may be denial, or anger at the home inspector.  You may realize you are not going to have as much money to move to your  next house.  Now you are unsure whether you can afford to move or even want to sell or sell to these home buyers.  One of your thoughts that goes through your head is maybe you can sell the home to somebody else.


In this situation these two items are most likely going to be found by any home inspector.  So if you don’t do it now, you are going to have to do it with the next buyer.




Even if you don’t sell it isn’t safe for you either.  Black mold in your house or a broken joist is not safe.  Yes it is not what you want to hear, but the home inspector  has revealed these problems that have to be addressed.  It’s that simple.  It’s like your furnace breaking down in the winter.  You don’t like it, but you have to get it repaired.  I do understand that it is going to cost money.  It is sometimes money that you need.  But the repairs have to be done at some point before you sell your home. 


The only time you might (remember I say might) is if the buyers have money and they absolutely love your Commerce home.  But it is a one in a hundred chance.  Most buyers will walk from the deal is the seller refuses to fix a major problem or a problem that is going to cost more than a thousand dollars.


The next Commerce home inspector may find the same things wrong with your house.  So it does not really do any good to just kill the deal and put it back on the market.  If it is a environmental or safety issue then it is really in your court to get fixed.


I hope this gives you a little guidance on what to do when a home inspection reveals a major issue on your Commerce Township home.    Sit back and place yourself in the buyers shoes.  What would you expect the seller to do?  Would you buy a Commerce home that had black mold or a structural issue?


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Comments (2)

Marnie Matarese
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

When I take a listing I offer to split the cost of a home inspection with the seller so that we can get the heavy lifting over with before there are issues with buyers.  It is a small price to pay and helps with the pricing of the home and an accurate seller disclosure statement.

Jan 02, 2013 08:13 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Russ - Thank you for sharing detailed information about home inspection problems, Commerce home selling tips.

Jan 02, 2013 09:51 AM

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