“Unlocking New Doors” is so exciting, but many people can be taken off guard by all the steps between the offer, and the closing. As a buyer, this in-between time should be super exciting – I try my best to make it this way! One of the steps that can be full of anticipation is the home inspection – there is tons of excitement about the new home, mixed with uncertainty over concerns and potential issues the home inspection may reveal.
That’s where I come in! First of all, no home is perfect, so don’t expect a flawless report. The goal of a home inspection is to identify any major issues with the home’s structure, mechanics, or safety. Also, the home inspector’s report is not the “end all.” They may have overlooked a potential issue in your home, or over-emphasized an issue that is actually rather minor, so be willing to have an open mind throughout the process. The home inspection is typically ordered and paid for by the buyer, but is a worthy investment for your own peace of mind.
About 1 or 2 days after the home inspection, you can expect to receive your inspection report. At this point, we can discuss, and then bring to the seller, requests for repairs. Your seller has three options at this point:
- Pay for the repair.
- Offer you credit to hire out the repair yourself.
- Deny the request.
I will be there every step of the way, to ensure none of it is overwhelming, We will walk through this entire process together, and make sure we make the best repair decisions possible. From there, the seller will fix the repairs agreed upon, and the home will be ready and waiting for the buyer to step into their new doors.
As a realtor who has walked through this journey many times, I would love to walk you through this process as well. At the end of the day, the goal is for both the buyer and the seller to be thrilled with the transaction, and I am committed to making that happen!