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    As inspectors, we all know that many of the things we write up do not get fixed.

    Do you ever discuss this philosophy with your clients during inspections?

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    Default Re: whether things get fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by John Dirks Jr View Post
    As inspectors, we all know that many of the things we write up do not get fixed.

    Do you ever discuss this philosophy with your clients during inspections?

    Yep.

    Other than new homes why fix anything? I don't know about your contracts, but in Florida the seller is not required to fix anything.

    Shocking?

    Nope, the seller is obligated to provided money, up to the contract limit, and, if there are a lot of costly items, and if they ... want to sell the house ... lots more money than they ever thought possible.

    Fix things? Why? Get money, fix them yourself (client) or control who does the work for you (client).

    Fix things? And let the seller control how cheaply they can get things fixed? Why?

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    Default Re: whether things get fixed

    Quote Originally Posted by John Dirks Jr View Post
    As inspectors, we all know that many of the things we write up do not get fixed.

    Do you ever discuss this philosophy with your clients during inspections?
    What the buyer does with your report suggestions, they are in control of. The cost of any repairs are necogated between buyer/seller.

    They can have the seller repair and pay before the close'

    OR, they can get a "credit" in escrow, ignore the repairs, and buy a new flat screen TV.

    Buyers Choice!!

    In many cases those anoying little repairs that seemed so important during the purchase of the house, may not seem such a big deal after the close.

    Last edited by Steven Meyer; 05-14-2009 at 05:01 PM.

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    Default Re: whether things get fixed

    I have had clients come back with sayings like, "I bet you must live in a perfect home."

    I tell them, "NO, but I do know whats wrong with it."

    rick


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    Default Re: whether things get fixed

    On new homes I suggest that they get everything fixed. When they sell the house, if it is not fixed now, the next home inspector is going to flag it and they will have to pay to have it fixed. Get the builder to fix it now on his dime.

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