February 29, 2016
Closing a home after you get a contract
There are a lot of things that go on after you have got a contract on your home. The first is the buyers agent then orders and home inspection on your home. This is a sometimes stressful experience for the seller.
Sometimes there are things that come up during that inspection that need to addressed. I know there are some agents that are not there for the inspection for their buyers or sellers. Being a Realtor myself I am always there during the inspections whether it is a buyer or seller. I want to make sure my clients best interest are met.
The reason why I am so that I can see exactly what the home inspector is seeing and know what might be the issue. 95% of the tine it can be resolved and the sell gets done. I have had to really work hard at times to get the buyer and seller to agree on what needs fixed. It usually comes down to a dollar amount that the buyer will except to get all the repairs finalized.
After that comes the appraisal. I always get comparable sales in the areas if I think the appraisal may be an issue. I simple email them to the appraiser and I also send before and after pictures on a rehab. Fortunately I have never missed a appraisal in my 16 year career. Who knows markets better than your agent?