Jim put his home on Ruffs Mill Road in the LD Peterson neighborhood of Bel Air, Maryland on the market with a real estate agent in April. Jim then relocated to southern Florida to enjoy retirement, no longer having a need to maintain a house in Maryland. Within a few months he was excited to hear his Maryland home was under contract. As part of the contract, the buyer did a home inspection – nearly every buyer in today’s market does a home inspection. The home inspection report revealed a number of repair items that needed to be completed before the buyer would agree to the purchase of Jim’s house.
Dealing with home inspection items can be one of the most difficult aspects of selling a home, and sometimes, the negotiation of home inspection items can get heated. Often buyers may feel that needed repairs are much worse than they actually are, and will try to use those items to bargain down the sales price of the home. Many sellers recognize this and can become extremely frustrated when buyers attempt to nitpick everything. That’s exactly how Jim felt.
Jim felt that some of these items were completely unnecessary and he wasn’t willing to take the time or resources, along with potential headaches, to make the repairs. He decided he would research his options and while doing so, he came across Express Homebuyers. He contacted Express Homebuyers in July to sell his property fast and as-is, via our website at www.ExpressHomebuyers.com.
Rob, an Express Homebuyers Acquisition Associate, called Jim back within a few minutes and made him an offer to buy his home as-is. This means that Express Homebuyers will buy a home in its present condition, without requiring the seller to make any repairs. Jim was amenable to the offer made by Rob, and a home visit was scheduled for a few days later.
Selling a home when buyer demands home inspection repairs
Both Jim and Express Homebuyers agreed on a price, contingent upon an inspection of a heating oil tank on July 18. After the inspection came back without issues, title work was ordered on the property and Express Homebuyers bought Jim’s home just ten days later. Jim was extremely pleased that he didn’t have to deal with the home inspection repair items from his new home in sunny Florida. If you need to sell a house when a buyer demands home inspection repairs, call us. We will buy your home as-is and you don’t have to make any repairs. Heck, you don’t even need to clean up or remove unwanted items – we handle that too! Call us now or fill out the form on the right for an offer in just 7 minutes.