2. Homes (all homes) Have Problems.
Unless you are buying brand new house, property WILL HAVE ISSUES. Some just have more than others."
Shock generally comes when prospective buyers get their inspection reports back. Inspector’s job is to find problems with house, which is why we love them and hire them. But many of those problems only require simple and/or inexpensive fixes.
Most inspection reports will be 40 to 50 pages long, and most inspectors will take close-up, HD photos of problems. So buyer gets scared, because while actual listing shows granite countertops, the inspection report will show cracked caulking around window. By the end of the report you'll be thinking, 'This house is a mess". That is why I think it is wise for buyer to attend inspection. When inspector points out to you that - for example- faucet in the kitchen is loose- he will also tell you that “This little screw needs to be tighten”….easy fix.
Look for the other parts of “Should Know About Real Estate” next Wednesday.