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What to Expect From Home Inspections as a Homebuyer

Today I’m here with team president Robert Johnson to talk to you about home inspections. What should buyers, in particular, expect during that process?

Many first-time homebuyers make it to the point of home inspections in the home buying process and have a breakdown, as though the world were going to end. But the inspection report is written in a way that’s meant to spook you, so we’re here to impart some knowledge onto you so that you can be prepared.

There’s no such thing as a pass or a fail during a home inspection. It’s simply a report with a list of things that are wrong with the house—and every house typically has something on that list. You just need to go through the home inspection report and work with the inspector, and your agent can help you establish which are the main issues to focus on. Not everything listed on a home inspection report needs to be addressed immediately.

There’s no such thing as a pass or a fail during a home inspection

Think of the inspection report as a blueprint for what needs fixing during the first few years of homeownership. It doesn’t mean that you can’t live in the home, just that you need to pay attention to those items.

When you become a homeowner, you’ll naturally have to spend some money fixing things over time, but the trade-off is that you get the benefits of tax write-offs, equity, and creative control over the home.

The inspection period is also sometimes an opportunity to renegotiate. Depending on what’s in the contract, you can sometimes have the seller pay for some or all of those items, or you can get a credit on the sale so that you can pay to have them addressed.

Ultimately, don’t let the home inspection process freak you out. There will always be items on the report to be fixed, but those shouldn’t usually be bad enough to cause you to move on to a different home.

If you have any questions about the home inspection process or are looking for a home to buy, feel free to reach out to us. We’d be glad to advise you.

Have You Heard About Our Immediate Cash-Offer Program?

Today we’re here to talk about something you’ve probably heard about from us before: our immediate cash-offer program. We’re going to discuss the benefits of this program and who might be a good candidate for it.

We’ve always made home sale guarantees in the past. But, we started rolling out this new idea to give clients more convenience because a lot of people don’t want to deal with the process of listing the home.

In addition to everything else we do as a team, we can give you an immediate cash offer for your home. You’ll have a quick close, few conditions, and we’re not looking to beat you up on inspections. You don’t have to lift a finger to sell your home with this program.

This is a great option for anyone who needs to move quickly.

This is a great option for anyone who needs to move quickly, is worn out with the home selling process, or if you’ve inherited a property.

In addition to providing you with this cash offer, we’ll also show you what you’ll leave on the table. If you’re weighing the options of having a traditional sale or taking the cash offer, we’ll show you what you’ll get from both options. We can help you decide what the right option is for you.

If you’re interested in our immediate cash-offer program or if you have any other questions for us, don’t hesitate to reach out by phone, email, or on our website. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

Why Do We Only Work With Vendors We Trust?

Being in the real estate business means being intricately involved in people’s lives when they decide to buy or sell a home.

With that in mind, several years ago we established an approved vendors list. Our goal in creating this list is to provide you with referrals to companies that align with our core values and our mission statement, which is to give great service to our customers. No matter what your needs are as a homeowner, we have the resources you can lean on. The vendors on our list are companies we’ve referred thousands of people to, so we know they’ll take care of you.

Working with someone you trust is especially important for anyone who’s moving to a new area or buying or selling a home for the first time. People come to us looking to see who we trust, and we can put them in touch with the people who are most important to us.

For most of our providers, we prefer to have one company per niche. This way, we know that if there’s a problem, it can be more easily solved because of the exclusive relationship we’ve established with that company. Our customers always have the option of getting quotes from other people, but the vendors on our list are the ones we know and trust.

The vendors on our list are the ones we know and trust.

We’ve spent years building our brand and selling thousands of homes, and we’ve worked with some companies for many years. Not only does this kind of relationship allow for problems to get resolved more easily, but it also allows us to work better together to hit certain goals. We’ve been in working relationships with these companies for so long that our own agents use them. Once you’ve worked with these companies on your own and have had great experiences doing so, it’s easier to recommend them.

If you’d like to see our full list of approved vendors, you can check it out on our website. If you’re a vendor and you’d like to join that list, you can apply on our website as well.

As always, if you have any real estate questions or you’re looking to buy or sell a home, don’t hesitate to give us a call or shoot us an email. We’d love to help you.