Home Inspections: They’re Not Personal

checklistA buyer hires a home inspector to find any and all problems or potential problems in a home. So they’re looking for things that are wrong. Sometimes, when a seller gets a long list of things to correct, it hurts. I’ve seen many a seller take it personally. It’s hard not to, because most sellers love their house.

This is especially true when the homeowner has done a project, but the inspector finds something that needs to be fixed. Whether it’s an electrical project, a bathroom addition, or new ductwork, if things aren’t done to code or to industry standards, it will be reflected on the inspection report.

Even though this is a sellers’ market, a homeowner needs to be willing to push down the emotions and negotiate repairs. If not, the sale may fall through. The good news is that I can help you find a contractor who will give you a quick turnaround on correcting things that you and the buyer agree to have done.

Getting under contract is only 25% of the job. Don’t let your personal feelings get in the way of a successful sale. I can help you get from the contract through due diligence and all the way to close.