Sometimes transactions get derailed after the buyer’s inspection because something is discovered that scares the buyer, but often the defect can be cured fairly easily before the house is put on the market with a seller’s home inspection.
For example: the buyer’s inspector identifies asbestos insulation around the heating pipes in the basement. The buyer has young children and is very concerned about environmental conditions in the home. The buyer decides against purchasing the home because of the asbestos. Had there been a seller’s home inspection, the inspector would have identified the asbestos insulation and the seller could have had it removed before putting the house on the market. In effect, saving the transaction before it was even in jeopardy.
Another example: the buyer’s inspector discovers an inground oil tank that is over 60 years old. The buyer’s attorney demands a soil test before he allows his client to proceed with the transaction. The seller does not agree to a soil test and the transaction is derailed. Had there been a seller’s home inspection, the oil tank could have been properly abandoned and a new tank could have been installed, thereby avoiding the whole problem even before the house was put on the market.
Moral of the story? The seller’s inspection provides the seller and the seller’s real estate agent with very valuable information that may result in taking care of certain defects even before the house is put on the market. The cost of a seller’s inspection is totally insignificant relative to avoiding a snag in the transaction!
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