Works done, now what?

Real Estate Agent with Atlanta Communities 303302

So, you have a contract on your home. The next thing to drop might be the buyers asking you to fix a few things in the house. If you agree, these usually need to be done by a week before closing. And now you have everything done, now what?

Well, hopefully, if your repair request required you to use licensed professionals for the work, such as electricians or plumbers, you did just that. Sellers can get into trouble if they decide they can save a bit of money and do simple stuff themselves. If the repair request asks for licensed contractors, use them. Also, save the invoices for the work. You will probably need to provide the buyer with these invoices to prove the work was done and by a professional.

Need to know more? Contact den Boer homes and let's discuss.

Posted by

Peter den Boer, Associate Broker, Realtor

Atlanta Communities Real estate Brokerage


Ph. 770.713.1545


I write about daily life as a Realtor in the Towne Lake Community in Woodstock Georgia.

Comments (2)

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Peter den Boer - yes that is right.  Bottom line is read the contract.

Jan 15, 2021 08:56 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Happily Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

Hi Peter den Boer whether professional contractors are requested by the buyer or not, only professionals should be doing plumbing and electrical.... and structural and cosmetic carpentry throughout the home.... 

Jan 15, 2021 09:33 AM