Joyce Ray

Joyce Ray

Residential Real Estate Agent

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My Feed Forward Question:  Do you advise home sellers to have their home professionally inspected before listing it?

There is no one answer to this question because circumstances are not the same for every seller.  I do advise that each seller have a strong knowledge, backed up by records, of repairs needed and completed and of any ongoing issues, such as water leaks, mold or other costly repairs either current or in the past.  When I represent senior adult sellers, especially widows and widowers, time is often more important to them than making top dollar on the sale and they would prefer to sell the house and then discount the price , if needed, for major work that might be discovered during the buyer's inspection or "Due Dilligence" period.  An "estate sale, as is" could be the best way for them to approach the market. 

Growing families who are trading up could be more strapped for funds.  In that case, knowing in advance if there is a serious problem lurking could give them time to address it before the house goes on the market.  There is no worse time or way to find out  about a serious problem with the house than to hear it explained from the buyer's perspective once the contract is signed and after a professional inspection.  At that point you might  only have a few weeks to get estimates and make repairs.  The one thing that must be taken into consideration is that any defect that the seller is aware of must be disclosed to  perspective buyers.  Finding out about a problem and keeping it quiet is not an option and could lead to serious consequences.  Either approach to selling could be the best way to go, depending on the circumstances.  Either would benefit from a consulation with me to help formulate a marketing plan that works for the seller and gets the best results for him. 

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Chapman Hall Realty Premier

Chapman Hall Realty Premier

404-316-2299

2164 Minute Ct.
Stone Mountain, GA 30087

Discovering the motivation behind my client's decision to sell or buy is one of the most important pieces of information for me. I want to help keep their dream alive and help them make hard decisions based on my experience and training.

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Joined on 07/01/2008

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