Seller Should Not Be At Home Inspection...Except!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

I prepare my sellers for a home inspection by telling them it is like a root canal and a colonoscopy, at the same time, without anesthesia.  This analogy comes from my nursing back ground.

And sellers should never be at home during this time!

Except when there is an exception.

This week we had inspections on Blue Mount Rd.

There were over a dozen people on the property within a four hour span. I asked the sellers to be on the premises or be available by phone. 

When you have occupied a home for more than a half century...you are going to have a lot of knowledge to share with the buyers and explanations for the various inspectors. A home built in 1812 is definitely not a cookie cutter home.

We started at 8:30 Thursday morning. Here is  list of people on this property.

The appraiser

The termite inspector

The septic company

The well yield tester

The tester for the water

The main home inspector

This was in addition to the buyers, the sellers, the buyer's agent and me, the listing agent.

 

Blue Mount Margaret Rome

 

 

The main house and the river cottage were both inspected.

Handled totally by professionals this all went like a fine tuned orchestra. Buyers and sellers had a great meeting explaining the care and maintenance.

 

HomeRome Margaret Rome

 

 

 

 

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Kathy Streib
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I can understand I this would be an exception. With the house of this age there probably were many questions that the seller could answer that would facilitate the inspectionl

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Kathy Streib It really was the right thing to do. So much information was passed from the sellers to the buyers. Copious notes were being taken. It was a pleasure to watch.

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You surely do list some fabulous properties, Margaret! Love that house!

And, yes, this would be the exception to the rule of no sellers at a home inspection. Historic homes have quirks, septic systems and wells have quirks (not to mention the location of the septic fields) and it's wise for sellers to be on-site for them in this instance, for sure!

Hope you have a fabulous week, Margaret!

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Debe Maxwell, CRS I have been so fortunate to list these fabulous properties. Great sellers that were a pleasure to have around. 

You have to know your clients in order for this to work out.

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