When Your Inspector Says,"Uh, Oh"

March 3, 2013 scroll to read ...
When Your Inspector Says,"Uh, Oh" - Do we run away or run there? I have begun offering my sellers the opportunity (paid by me) to have an inspector come by for a "quick look" at their home for sale before offers come in to make sure there aren't ...

When Your Inspector Says,"Uh, Oh" - Do we run away or run there?

I have begun offering my sellers the opportunity (paid by me) to have an inspector come by for a "quick look" at their home for sale before offers come in to make sure there aren't any huge red flags - such as loose wires, bad insulation, etc. They actually love this, as it gives them a much more secure feeling going into the selling process. The sellers are making the choices of what to fix ahead of time, vs. the buyers demanding later. Knowledge is power.

How big is the "Uh, Oh?"

basement pipes

James Quarello was the inspector, an Active Rain fellow, and he just opened the curtains hiding the washing machines and pipes, and uttered "uh, oh. ". The home owner and I were both there, wondering and asking - "What?"

James then stated that at first things looked a little squirrelly, but it was actually alright on closer inspection.

We did find some things - a relief valve needed on the burner, a new set of tiles needed in a storage space, a downspout was unattached, and a light bulb needed replacement. This particular home for sale was in good shape! Pretty easy this time!

What do you offer your sellers?

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