Highlands NC Real Estate, What Inspection List Means for Sellers

Highlands NC Real Estate, What Inspection List Means for Sellers


Highlands NC real estate
Lynn Kimball, Highlands NC real estate

When it comes to Highlands NC real estate transactions many people wonder what an inspection list means for sellers. Every real estate transaction will involve contingencies and the home inspection contingency is the most common. The home inspection will involve an inspection of the property that is under contract. This often means further negotiation which can affect a seller. It is important for a seller to go over the list with his Highlands NC REALTOR.

Inspection report

For the most part, the inspection report belongs to the buyer of a Highlands NC home for sale. However, the list of items to be repaired will most often be presented to a seller with a request that repairs be made. Often these are small, punchiest type items. Sometimes there are bigger issues. It is the bigger issues that can create some stress. A buyer looking at major repairs may change his mind about a house. But, a seller can choose to make repairs to keep a contract alive.

Are repairs necessary?

There is no hard and fast rule that issues found on an inspection report must be fixed or repaired. This is especially true when a Highlands NC home is being sold “as-is”. However, when a buyer requests that repairs be made a response is necessary on the seller’s part. When a seller refuses to make repairs or offers money at closing to do so, it is possible that a buyer can walk away from the deal. No home is perfect but a seller should offer careful consideration to a request and find a comprise if the sale is desired.

Learn more about Highlands NC real estate

Contact me, Lynn Kimball, today to learn more about selling Highlands NC homes. I welcome the opportunity to update you on the market while offering a complimentary listing presentation at the same time. Let my knowledge and experience serve as your guide to Highlands NC real estate.

Click here to read “Home Inspections: What Items Need to Be Fixed?” from REALTOR Magazine.

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