Why Do We Ask for Licensed Contractors to Make Repairs?
We always encourage Buyers to have home inspections before buying a home. That's a smart move, but if we allow the Seller to be in charge of the repairs, anything can happen. Many times they try to cut corners and have cousin Joey make the repair. He can fix anything!
When asking for repairs, always put in the conditions for repairs to have a licensed professional contractor make the repair and make sure you obtain a receipt from the contractor with the proof of the license. Joey may be licensed and bonded, but in auto mechanics. If it is an electrical problem, make sure the repairs are made by a professional electrician.
Beware of the Seller making his own repairs and then indicating a professional made the repair.
Here is a hint that the repair was not made by a licensed professional.
Can you tell?
If you know someone who wants to Buy or Sell a Home in
Elkhart, St Joseph, LaGrange and Kosciusko Counties, in Indiana
Call me: Larry Johnston, 574-304-7577
"We have agents to serve you with your Real Estate needs"
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate
and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC, Elkhart, Indiana,
or email firstname.lastname@example.org