It's Your Home Inspection, It's Your Decision

Reblogger Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Debbie Reynolds "Even on new homes it is a good idea to get a home inspection as repairs can be identified and items found that were overlooked during the building process...If you get a home inspection it is the buyer's decision which home inspector is chosen."

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Original content by Debbie Reynolds TN Broker: 208698

It's Your Home Inspection, It's Your Decision


Buyers ask whether they can get by without a home inspection and though I don't recommend they skip it, some buyers opt to pass on the opportunity for inspection. It is the buyer's home inspection and the buyer has to decide. Even on new homes it is a good idea to get a home inspection as repairs can be identified and items found that were overlooked during the building process.

 

Foreclosure properties

may have a different set of rules. When you are dealing with foreclosure properties most of these  properties sell "as is" meaning even if the buyer does get a home inspection, the seller is not obligated to repair a thing. The purpose of the home inspection is to identify deficiencies and repairs that may need to be done to preserve the property or make it livable.

Home inspectionsThe real estate contract

that we use in Tennessee has a clause that if completed by the agent addresses the home buyer's inspection period. The buyer gets a few days time to have systems like heating and air, the swimming pool, a well, plumbing, electrical and structural systems, etc. checked out. Here is what a home inspector may find if you are buying a Clarksville TN home. Tennessee home inspectors are required to be licensed by the state.

 

If you get a home inspection

it is the buyer's decision which home inspector is chosen. Most of the time the buyer pays the home inspector so they have the last say who is hired. Some agents help in the selection and even set the appointment as a service to their home buyer. The buyer can decide to delegate this selection process to the agent and let the agent handle it. But the key here is it is the buyer decision to do that.

 

Once the inspections are completed

the buyer has to decide whether to proceed with the sale or request repairs from the seller. It is the the buyer's decision to make. The home inspection report creates a contingency in the contract in most situations. The buyer can accept the home "as is" and buy the house as it is but at least the buyer knows what is wrong. The buyer can request repairs but based on the contract the seller can say no or limit the amount. Unless specified in the sales contract the seller doesn't have to fix anything. If the buyer and seller cannot come to terms on the inspection repairs the contract may be terminated if this provision is allowed in the sale contract. The agent doesn't make the decision, it is the buyer's final decision. 

 

My best advice

is to always a good idea to get a home inspection when buying a Clarksville TN home. Be reasonable when it comes to repair requests and know that in some situations the seller may refuse to do any repairs. Buyers should be prepared to handle some repairs themselves if they really want the house. The buyer has to decide.

 

It is not the agent's decision

it is the buyer's decision. The agent should not tell a buyer that a repair is not important or no problem. Buyers should have discussions with the home inspector or other qualified building contractors or engineers to evaluate the severity of the repairs and whether they can live with them or pay for them themselves. Agents should not advise about areas out of their areas of expertise. Buyer's agents are often asked for an opinion and should counsel  the buyer in making the decision. The decision is the buyer's to make.

 

 It's Your Home Inspection, It's Your Decision

When you are interesting in buying a Clarksville TN home and would like to search for a home in Clarksville, contact Debbie Reynolds Real Estate Agent at 931-320-6730.

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Good morning. Thank you for reblogging the post. I hope others will read it too 

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