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Old 03-01-2010, 04:06 PM
 
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whats a reasonable amount of time to give the sellers to respond to your repair request before I should start to panic? it's been 2 business days and we've heard nothing back. my agent says 10 days. that seems ludicrous to me. i want this all wrapped up well before closing!

what could they possibly be doing by not responding, not even with a "thanks, we'll get back to you."?
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:10 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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Are you negotiating repairs after an inspection ? In TX we have so many agreed upon days to get inspections and discuss repair issues. So in short I guess it depends on what you are doing and what your contract specifies on a time frame.

If you're talking about the completion of repairs, we have until the day of closing.

Has your agent verified with the other agent that they have recieved your requests ? I would think the agents would communicate.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Boise, ID
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Agreed. In Idaho, the contracts give the buyer x days (10 by default) to get a home inspection and respond with any requested repairs. That request would include a time frame for the sellers to agree to complete the repairs or reject the list. If they reject, the buyer has the option to get out of the contract or continue on anyway.

I agree that your agent needs to confirm that the seller's agent received the documentation. If they didn't confirm, and the request was not received for whatever reason, you could be past your deadline to respond, and give up the right to ask for any repairs at all. If they have confirmed receipt, then it depends on what time frame your contract or your repair request gives them to respond. They could be getting bids to see if they are willing to do the requested repairs.
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:51 PM
 
Location: Barrington
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Your contract should specify this informaion.
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Old 03-01-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Salem, OR
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Well if you requested a repair that needs to be done by a contractor...say like a new roof...they are probably getting quotes before responding.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:21 PM
 
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our contract does not specify any deadlines regarding a response to repair request timeframe. we had the inspection. we sent them the report plus the items we want repaired, several thousand dollars of structural/safety issues. its been 2 business days since then. and we've heard nothing back. our agent says their agent has not replied to any emails asking for an update (did they get the email? are they mulling it over? are they so incensed they are plotting to kill us? we would settle for ANY update). are you all saying we are being too uptight about this? if its gonna take them a week to acknowledge the repair request, can you imagine how long it will take to do or negotiate the repairs?
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:34 PM
 
Location: NJ
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It seems odd that the dates were not specified in the contract. 2 business days does not seem like a long time. They may be getting quotes.
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Old 03-01-2010, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Tempe, Arizona
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Yes, very strange there is not a fixed timeframe for response in the contract. Ours is 5 days. What state are you in?
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Old 03-01-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: WA
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Our seller waited until the last HOUR to get back to us on the same issue. It drove us absolutely bonkers. We went through half a bottle of Tums that week.

We asked for money for closing costs instead of asking them to do the repairs. Easier that way. Ended up getting most of what we asked for.
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Old 03-02-2010, 12:49 AM
 
Location: Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas
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If you didn't put a specific date for them to respond, your agent can still call their agent and ask for an update, at least you'll have an idea of what they're doing. They could be getting quotes for the work.

Naima
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