Home Buying Repair Requests No Time for Dallying

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Home Buying Repair Requests No Time for Dallying


It is the thrill of buying your new home that sometimes clouds the minds of the home buyer.  You love it, you want it and you lose track of time.  Yes, your real estate agent is there guiding you but you need to listen to them when time is of the essence on a sales contract.  Timelines for home inspections are different everywhere, what days you count, how many days from signing purchase and sales agreement, etc.


So getting the home inspections done in a timely manner is essential.  At times you are nearly down to the wire to get the inspection done, note repairs and request repairs from the sellers.  Buyers, in most places, it is 10 days you have to complete this whole process or your repair request is not valid.


Sometimes the buyers' airwaves get muffled, the home buyers hear you but do not really, think something else is said and do not read the sales contract.  You know they have fallen in love and want to buy this home.  So as a real estate agent you must walk the line of being that 'hound dog' and even late at night when you have not received what you have asked for multiple times...well call them on the carpet about it.  If you do not it will come back to haunt you!


Even past home buyers get lost in the fray of other items in their lives.  However, when it is that 10 day window of home inspections in RI real estate to hearing back yay or nay from the sellers that is crucial to the home buying process.  Do not let it escape you either.  Because...

Home Buying Repair Requests Are No Time for Dallying


Ginny Lacey Gorman is your go to North Kingstown Rhode Island waterfront and luxury real estate agent for southern RI real estate and beyond…knowing the geographic area, schools, happenings and important tidbits of local information. Email her at Ginny@RiHouseHunt.com to make an appointment to discuss your real estate needs.


Waterfront, oceanfront, luxury and coastal Rhode Island real estate are my specialty but all of RI is my backyard.  When you are in need of a real estate professional and specialist for your buying, selling or relocating needs and an internet savvy Realtor® who sells RI houses in this real estate market, call Ginny Gorman at  401.529.7849 today.


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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Ginny Gorman buyers are such high maintenance.... and in the end, the buyer's agent usually takes it on the chin from one of the parties.... 

Apr 29, 2015 10:16 PM #1
Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Put it off and well, dig deeper happens in the wallet you sit on, the purse slung around your shoulder. The repairs needed hurt the sale.

Apr 29, 2015 10:25 PM #2
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Good Thursday morning Rhode Island Realtor Ginny Gorman -

Indeed it's always best to work with an experienced and knowledgeable Realtor such as yourself who can and will keep things on track and moving smoothly.  The key is to listen to the Realtor and follow through. 

It's good to find you on my blog scroll today! 

Apr 29, 2015 10:29 PM #3
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Ginny. I am convinced that when transactions fall apart because of requested repairs, that result from the home inspection, the way the information is communicated to the seller makes all the difference in the world.

Apr 29, 2015 10:32 PM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Ginny and well done. Time does matter and it gets real ugly real fast when dates are ignored.

Apr 29, 2015 11:32 PM #5
Frank Rubi
Frank Rubi Real Estate, LLC - Metairie, LA

Ginny, All real estate issue are time sensitive. Often the general public just don't get it. Great Realtors will stay on top of these issues. 

Apr 30, 2015 12:00 AM #6
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is very good advice for home buyers. They will be in good hands when they use your professional real estate services.

Apr 30, 2015 12:23 AM #7
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Hi Ginny,

Great advice..as a buyers agent get that request for repair items in so the seller has time to review and give you a yeah or nay...Time lines are sensitive and you need to abide by them!

Apr 30, 2015 10:08 AM #8
Maria Gilda Racelis
Home Buyers Realty, LLC-Manchester, Bolton. Vernon,Ellington - Manchester, CT
Home Ownership is w/in Reach. We Make it Happen!

Good Morning Ginny: True. Ten days can go fast and dilly dallying is not welcome as ther are some tests which require a couple or more days to get the results like well water and radon.

Apr 30, 2015 09:32 PM #9
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

So true that the 10 days in a busy selling season is 'no' time and well water testing takes the longest I find...start early & make that appointment.

Apr 30, 2015 10:05 PM #10
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Ginny getting the inspection done on time, as well as meeting the commitment date for the mortgage and closing is VERY important.  Missing any of these dates can have a bad consequence.

May 01, 2015 08:54 AM #11
Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA

Ginny: Consumers need to work with an experienced agent, like YOU, to ensure their real estate journey ends well.

May 01, 2015 10:41 AM #12
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

I am surprised at your comment about the well water Ginny Gorman We seem to take about two days to get those back. Good that you are on top of all the apsects of this for your clients!!

May 02, 2015 09:47 PM #13
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Janis Borgueta it is sent out of state for a full toxicology screening on all wells...it does take several days...but we are always prepared for that one!

May 02, 2015 09:54 PM #14
Janis Borgueta
Key Properties of the Hudson Valley - Newburgh, NY
LIC RE Salesperson

Wow, out of state no less. We do them locally. Sounds like yours might be more extensive. Ours meet the regulations imposed by the banks and usually that works for the attorneys, buyers and banks. It amazes me the differences in how location matters Ginny Gorman. Knowing the local market nuances is so important!

May 02, 2015 10:09 PM #15
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