Pre listing inspection goes bad. For sale by owner, as is not the way.
We like the pre listing inspections. We can help the seller prep their home for sale with a "Move in Certified" inspection.
I did a pre listing insection on a home about a month ago.
This home had a few issues that needed to get repaired before the home goes onto the markets as a for sale by owner.
The sellers told me they would contact me when the repairs had been completed and I could do a final home inspection to certify the home as a move in certified home.
Only one big issue though. The work needs to be completed before the home can get certified.
The only thing that had been completed was the attic access. It had been replaced with 5/8 sheet rock. This was needed as a fire rated door. There used to be a 1/8 inch plywood paneling as the door. Not fire rated.
Here was the attempted repair for the chimney crown.
Nothing else was repaired. There was a number of other issues. Some were major.
The electrical mast was in dire need of attention.
There was nothing done.
Why get a "Move in certified" inspection if you are not going to repair anything?
I like to be able to direct home sellers on what needs to be completed for the sale f their home. But in this case the owner had second thought and told me.
"We are going to sell the home as is".
"I can't see any reason to have this stuff repaired if the buyers are going to have a home inspection anyway".
I told the seller. "If the repairs are made now then there will be nothing for the buyers inspector to find and the sale would cruise into the closing table".
I gave him the bill and he gave me a check.
I guess they are going to try and sell the home "As is".
If you are buying a home and want a very good home inspection. Call Clint McKie at 1-575-706-5586 Desert Sun Home Inspections can and will find the issues if there are any. We service Eddy, Lea and Chaves Counties in Southeast New Mexico.
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