Home Inspections Questions

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

 

Home Inspection

 

If you are the buyer's agent, how do you go about requesting needed repairs?

Do you go over the report and help the buyer decide what items are essential?

Do you discuss which items are routine maintenance, or normal upgrades that you would like to have addressed?

Do you discuss what has to be an immediate repair, and what can wait as a maintenance item? ... like cleaning the gutters.

 

Or do you take the entire report and ask that every single item, mentioned on the home inspection report, be corrected by the seller?!

 

  Home Inspection

 

The inspection report, usually accompanied with photos, describes the conditions of the exterior, the roof, the electrical, plumbing, heating, air conditioning systems, the bathrooms, the kitchen, any drainage concerns, and many other items.

Many of the inspector's comments may address upgrades, safety features, CO2, and smoke detectors along with routine maintenance. Some note that an item has some age and to budget for replacement in the future.

 

 

Have questions about inspections on your home

Call Margaret Rome

 

Margaret Rome

 

close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Topic:
ActiveRain Community
Location:
Maryland Baltimore County
Groups:
Cosmic Cow Pie...The Rome Way
Bananatude
Bartender, Make it a Double
Old Farts Club
Tags:
home inspection questions
homerome
home inspection report
repair request

Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Spam prevention
Show All Comments
Ambassador
2,033,210
Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I tend to take this on a case by case basis and educate the buyer about normal maintenance and wear and tear.

Sep 02, 2019 07:30 PM #1
Ambassador
2,990,439
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!  You are a true professional so of course, you would!

Sep 02, 2019 07:39 PM #2
Rainmaker
2,911,498
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Margaret.

Some of the issues can be fixed for less than 10.00, why bother?  Take it on a case by case, evaluate, consult with your buyers and make an educated request.

Sep 03, 2019 12:56 AM #3
Rainmaker
4,989,093
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland especially in this extreme sellers' market, the home inspection is typically for structural and mechanical defects.... not for cosmetics and minor improvements...

Sep 03, 2019 03:30 AM #4
Rainmaker
1,320,409
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Margaret,
It was my policy to specifically to recommend the repair of items that were health and safety issues.  Other items would be on a case-by-case scenario, depending on price and circumstances.

Sep 03, 2019 08:52 AM #5
Ambassador
2,990,439
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

James Dray You are so right. Some are so minor..why ask? Careful with personalities getting in the way. 

Sep 03, 2019 09:53 AM #6
Ambassador
2,990,439
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Barbara Todaro But we see personalities come out with the inspection. In a strong market, some buyers feel they are entitled to ask for everything.

Sep 03, 2019 09:55 AM #7
Ambassador
2,990,439
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Carol Williams And that is why you were such a successful agent. 

Sep 03, 2019 09:57 AM #8
Rainmaker
2,535,677
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

When working with buyers, I tend to have them focus most on safety and code issues.

Sep 03, 2019 12:00 PM #9
Rainmaker
2,535,677
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Sep 03, 2019 12:01 PM #10
Rainmaker
3,331,526
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - proper preparation in advance of the home inspection can set realistic expectations.  It's not an opportunity for re-negotiating the sale as some may think.  

Sep 03, 2019 12:21 PM #11
Rainmaker
495,090
Jim Patton
Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816 - Modesto, CA
Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland for me it all depends on the particular deal and/or market conditions.  But usually the cosmetic and maintenance items are not fixed by the seller. Of course I do go over every inspection with my clients both buyers and sellers. 

Sep 03, 2019 01:38 PM #12
Ambassador
2,859,997
Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886
Phoenix Property Shoppe - Phoenix, AZ
Arizona's Top Banana!

Margaret typically the home inspector will go over the entire report with the buyers and myself.  And how much buyers ask for, well, that depends.  If it's a simple maintenance item, probably not. If it's a bigger deal, like a AC not working, yes.  It also depends on if we're in a multiple bid situation.

Sep 03, 2019 04:33 PM #13
Ambassador
2,990,439
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Myrl Jeffcoat Safety and code issues are important.

Thanks for the feature in your wonderful OFG!

Sep 03, 2019 05:14 PM #14
Ambassador
2,990,439
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael Jacobs Proper preparation is key but there are still times it becomes messy when they want to re-negotiate.

Sep 03, 2019 05:16 PM #15
Ambassador
2,990,439
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

And Jim Patton  That's what makes you a good agent. Thanks for stopping by.

Sep 03, 2019 05:17 PM #16
Ambassador
2,990,439
Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  We have seen everything in home inspections. From accepting with no requests to not accepting anything and asking for everything mentioned to be taken care of by the sellers.

Sep 03, 2019 05:19 PM #17
Post a Comment
Spam prevention
Show All Comments

What's the reason you're reporting this blog entry?

Are you sure you want to report this blog entry as spam?

Ambassador
2,990,439

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland

Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome
Sell Your Home Margaret Rome 410.530.2400
*
*
*
*
Spam prevention