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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Home Inspection

Representing Your Seller

As a listing agent and you have a homeowner still living in the home I personally think it is important for the listing agent to be present during the inspection. Sometime issues may arise during an inspection with the buyer and inspector walking through the house. The seller may be present and so therefore you would want to be present too. I’m not saying follow the inspector around like they represent you, but make sure everything is going smoothly with the inspection.

If there is a buyer that goes through the house and nick picks everything in the presents of the seller can be a problem. I can be the problem solver for any incident. We have to remember that sellers are normally emotionally attached to their home.  Even when I was selling my home and I have about two items they wrote up to repair and I was like, “No Way”. But I had to make the decision, “Will this make or break the deal”. Deal, that what a lot of people want and even want to believe they are getting. So a lot of times it works better if your seller is going to be present for the inspection, then you the representative should be present too.

I just believe its good to be present at least during the inspection to ensure everything runs smoothly with the inspection and there isn’t any buyer or seller issues.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

New Construction

                                  New Construction Issues

I was disappointed with one of our local builders. Closing was set for a certain day, but it didn’t happen because of the final appraisal report that was due before closing.  That’s fine and I have no problem with that because that’s out of every ones hands. What I do have a problem with or what I was happy about was we did our walk thru with the builder’s rep on a Monday and closing was scheduled for Thursday. So tell me why on our walk thru and hour before closing were the same existing issues still present. Ridiculous to say the lease…….touch up paint was still needed, door stoppers, jets with the Jacuzzi not working, etc. How easy is touch up paint and why not complete it.  The Builder’s Rep said well they weren’t closing when expected so we stopped everything (That’s the wrong answer).

I told the builder rep, you want my clients to sign and the repairs aren’t complete. On top of that it ended up being a Friday and if wasn’t funding today then we wouldn’t get the keys until Monday. Who wants to have this issue when they could just wait until Monday to sign. If we waited then they wouldn’t have a mortgage payment until August 2013.