I did a walk through of a home this weekend that is scheduled to close this Thursday. The buyer and I were checking to make sure requested repairs had been made. I usually wait to do a walk through the night before closing, but since we had asked for more than one or two things, I thought we had better go in early. I thought that if there was a problem we would have a few days to correct it before closing day.
Boy, am I glad we went. As it turns out, a couple of things had been done and most had not. There was a roof truss that needed repair and it had been attempted, but the work, in my humble opinion, was very badly done. There were several other roof issues that had not been done either.
My client turned to me and asked, what happens if they don't get fixed? My answer, we delay closing until they are. The problem? They are leaving an apartment and only have so much time to spare. The listing agent said she would get with the roofer, but did not know if he had time to come back and look at the job. My answer? He needs to make the time.
One of the morals of the story is not to wait to the last minute to check on repairs being made to a home before closing. I am not sure how this one will turn out yet. It really seems to be in the listing agents hands at this point, but I will jump in tomorrow with my own roofer if that is what needs to be done. Who said Real Estate is easy?