Inspections and Repairs

Price isn't the only or the last negotiation point in a real estate purchase! There are a number of contingencies and processes that happen before closing. One of the key phases of a home purchase in Arizona is the Inspection Period - and based on the findings of that, we may be negotiating for repairs on the home. An inspection isn't required, but it is certainly recommended!

Inspections in a real estate deal encompass many property aspects:

  • Structure
  • Roof
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Pests & insect infestation
  • Mold & other environmental hazards
  • Wells & water quality
  • Septic systems

While your deal may not require them all, and some may be combined and provided by a single inspector, it's my job to help you to order the proper inspections, schedule them, and make sure that they're completed on time. Failure to complete inspections and object to their results by deadline dates can result in the buyer's inability to take any action based on the late results. I make sure that this doesn't happen.

Once an inspection is completed, there can be issues uncovered that you weren't expecting and want to have addressed by the seller. This is a second negotiation in the contract process. I go over inspection results with my buyers and prepare documents that are required to request seller action and corrections. In Arizona, there are currently two types of repairs, so it is important that we discuss those differences and how they may affect your purchase.

I'm here to assist you in this critical process.  Sometimes we need to get creative to keep the purchase moving when the needed repairs are more than originally thought. Working with your inspector (and I have several fantastic ones I can recommend if needed), we can identify what makes the most sense and then with the seller and their agent to get the job done and the transaction closed so that you can enjoy the home without worry.