Every Buyer wants a house that is in perfect condition. In reality, this seldom happens. Defects are common, even in new construction houses. This is why it is important that a professional home inspection be done.
In Colorado, a Buy/Sell Contract allows an inspection to happen in a short time frame after a Buyer’s offer for a property is accepted by a Seller. A good home inspection is and objective, top-to-bottom examination of the property and everything that comes with it. This includes a review of the home’s heating and cooling systems, the plumbing, wiring, roof, attic, exterior and interior walls, ceilings, floors, windows and doors, foundation and basement.
Most problems that inspectors find are minor, and occasionally they will uncover something more significant. The time to negotiate repairs is way before closing. These can be requested by the Buyer of the Seller to be done before the walk-through that precedes closing, or the Buyer might ask for a lower purchase price to help offset the repair costs that are handled after closing and the change of possession.
A real estate professional is at your side to assist in analyzing options and negotiating solutions that work for all parties involved.