Navigate through the
inspection & repair request
when selling your home.
Once a contract is accepted for the purchase of your home, your buyer will have an inspection. The inspection will reveal any issues deemed repairable by the buyer. Your real estate agent will help you negotiate repairs from the inspection.
Part of the home buyer experience is the home inspection. The home inspector is one of the people in your real estate agent’s circle of resources. Once again, relationships in this realm are important because inspections can become contiguous. Your real estate agent should prepare you for what to expect during an inspection. The buyer of your home will hire a licensed home inspector to take a fine tooth comb to the house’s mechanicals, structure, roof etc. Inspectors are looking for things that are wrong, which is a part of the process which sellers need not take personally. No home is perfect no matter how hard you try to maintain it.
Inspectors are generalists who see hundreds of homes per year. They will be able to identify issues with a home. It is also worth mentioning that all things can be fixed or replaced. We have our clients focus on the deal breaker issues, which deal with safety and integrity of the home. Some items are deferred maintenance, some are due to changing codes, and some are just marginal issues at best. Your listing agent will assist you in navigating through the buyers repair request. Some buyers will use damages found during the inspection to negotiate price, and others may just walk away. These are the exception. The rule is: Buyers want to make sure their largest consumer purchase is in sound working order, and as a seller, it’s key to ensure your house is up for the challenge.