What happens when the Buyer doesn't like the home repairs?

Reblogger Bruno & Noel Tarquinii
Real Estate Agent
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Home repairs are necessary to get a house sold. It is needed to satisfy the buyer, but then not all buyers come satisfied by the fixed done even if they were done as requested. 

In this post by Peter den Boer, we are taken into a situation when buyers disagree with repairs and fixes they themselves order. This is a situation that happens not only in Georgia. It happens anywhere, because buyers have different levels of satisfaction. We have to bear with it.

Original content by Peter den Boer 303302

When you make an offer on a home, at least here in Georgia, it is usually followed by an acceptance and then usually a home inspection by the Buyer. If the Buyer wants something fixed that was turned up in the inspection, they ask the Seller. The Seller then hires someone to deal with the problem. So, what happens if the Buyer doesn't like the repairs that were made? I have an issue like this going on right now.

I have a listing where a contractor went in to fix a list of items. The Buyer has decided that the contractor did not make the repairs correctly. The contractor states that all repairs were made as requested and has warrantied his work. At this point the contractor will be going back to the home tomorrow to address the additional concerns the Buyer has, but how far does the contractor have to go to please the Buyer?

The Buyer is insinuating that the contractor did a less than stellar job with the repairs. The contractor is inferring that the Buyer does not know what he is talking about. I am hopeful that by going back to the home tomorrow and trying to appease the Buyer's concerns, we will all be happy for a Wednesday close. The contractor, however, is not obligated to fix things that were done correctly to start with, or to work on things that were not originally in the scope of repairs. My Seller is working to make sure the Buyer is happy. The Buyer needs to settle down and understand that this is not a brand new home.

Just some of the fun things that agents face every day.

I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

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Thanks for sharing this Bruno, I hope this works out for Peter, sometimes buyers just want to get out of a deal and being overly picky can often work to cancel a deal.

Mar 18, 2013 04:25 PM #1
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Bob: I so agree with you. Buyers can just suddenly become so full of reasons leading to complexities that may result in the cancellation of deals. It happens, especially when there are other offers that they think are better than what stands currently.

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