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Old 07-04-2020, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Columbia SC
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Once one is in the real estate business long enough they get to know "tough" and "easier" inspectors. I would not say some agents and inspectors are in cahoots, but they know.
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Old 07-05-2020, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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when we sold the house, we told the R/E house is selling "as is", Im not doing or fixing anything......and I didnt.
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Old 07-08-2020, 09:18 AM
 
Location: East Lansing, MI
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If I'm selling I'm not fixing anything. I might give a small credit but one of the reasons I'm selling is that I don't want to fix anything.

If I'm buying I want to know about hidden structural problems, but to me these inspection reports seem like mostly a negotiating tool.
We bought our 1957 home a little over a year ago.

I didn't use the inspection as negotiating tool, I used it as a tool to help me decide if I really wanted to buy this 60+ year old house. We did ask for some credits, though, as the main electrical panel had a 200A main breaker but the house only had a 150A service. The other things like "sewer connection might need replacing in the next 5 years" were used to decide if we wanted to sign up for the likely future "projects" or not.
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Old 07-08-2020, 11:30 AM
 
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It depends on what the inspector finds. Not everything is an emergency repair. They'll even note things such as a burnt out lightbulb or missing closet track. If the A/C is bad or there is a major leak or something that's a problem and the buyers agent will try to get you to repair it.

This is why it doesn't hurt to pay for a home inspector before you list your house.
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Old 07-08-2020, 11:57 AM
 
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It depends on what the inspector finds. Not everything is an emergency repair. They'll even note things such as a burnt out lightbulb or missing closet track. If the A/C is bad or there is a major leak or something that's a problem and the buyers agent will try to get you to repair it.

This is why it doesn't hurt to pay for a home inspector before you list your house.
If your house is newer or well kept up there shouldn’t be any surprises. But some owners who haven’t done maintenance in 10-15 years might be in for a shock.
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Old 07-08-2020, 01:06 PM
 
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If your house is newer or well kept up there shouldn’t be any surprises. But some owners who haven’t done maintenance in 10-15 years might be in for a shock.
A lot of people let little things go that they think are no big deal. How many people inspect the home foundation, or check out the roof? Its not like having an nspection is a huge expense in and of itself. Id rather know if there is a problem so I can fix it rather than playing games with buyers/agents.
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