Anastasia Kaufman - ABR, SFR, GRI, CDPE - RE/MAX Town & Country | Lincoln, RI Real Estate


After you accept a homebuyer's offer on your residence, he or she likely will complete a home inspection. Then, the homebuyer may choose to move forward with the home purchase, rescind or modify his or her offer or ask the home seller to complete home improvements.

Ultimately, a home seller is likely to have many questions following a home inspection, including:

1. What did the homebuyer discover during the home inspection?

As a home seller, it is important to do everything possible to enhance your residence before you add it to the real estate market. By doing so, you can boost your chances of generating substantial interest in your house. Plus, when a homebuyer performs a home inspection, he or she is unlikely to find any problems that may slow down the home selling process.

An informed home seller may conduct a home appraisal prior to listing his or her house on the real estate market. This appraisal enables a home seller to identify potential trouble areas within a residence and explore ways to address such problems.

If you failed to perform a home appraisal, there is no need to worry. For home sellers, it is important to see a home inspection as a learning opportunity. And if a homebuyer identifies problems with your residence during a home inspection, you should try to work with him or her to resolve these issues.

2. Should I stand my ground after a home inspection?

Be realistic after a home inspection, and you'll be able to make the best decision about how to proceed.

For example, a home seller who goes above and beyond the call of duty may address major home problems prior to listing his or her house on the real estate market. This home seller will dedicate the necessary time and resources to correct home problems and ensure a homebuyer is able to purchase a top-notch residence.

But what happens if a homebuyer identifies problems during a home inspection, despite the fact that a home seller already tried to correct various home issues?

A home seller should consider the homebuyer's inspection report findings closely. If minor home repairs are needed, he or she may be able to fix these problems to move forward with a home sale. Or, if a homebuyer is making exorbitant demands, a home seller may feel comfortable allowing the homebuyer to walk away from a home sale.

3. How should I proceed after a home inspection?

A home inspection can be stressful for both a home seller and a homebuyer. After the home inspection is completed, both parties will be better equipped than ever before to make informed decisions.

If a homebuyer encounters many problems with a residence, he or she will let the home seller know about these issues. Then, a home seller can complete assorted home repairs, offer a discounted price on a home or refuse to perform the requested home maintenance.

Working with a real estate agent is ideal for a home seller, particularly when it comes to home inspections. A real estate agent will negotiate with a homebuyer on your behalf and ensure you streamline the home selling process.





49 Kennedy CT, Cumberland RI, 02864

Single-Family

$459,900
Price

7
Numberof Rooms
3
Beds Total
3/1
Full/Half Baths
Wonderful Newer Open Floor plan Colonial, Granite center island Kitchen, hardwoods throughout first floor, french doors lead into office/den space on first level. Dining room and Center Hall leading upstairs showcases beautiful wainscoting trim. Upstairs, plenty of closet spaces throughout hallway, Master Bedroom with ensuite bath. 700 sq ft finished Lower level features walkout slider with plenty of light, full bath, which make for a potential inlaw space or wonderful rec room. Located on a quiet road tucked away behind two family neighborhoods yet convenient to highways, and all area conveniences.
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Condo

$349,900
Price

6
Numberof Rooms
3
Beds Total
2/1
Full/Half Baths
Beautiful Unit at The Preserve at Bear Hill. This high-end townhouse includes 2500 sq ft of space, with 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and a finished basement. Gourmet Kitchen with granite, custom cabinetry, ceramic tiling and gorgeous hardwoods throughout including bedrooms! Open concept with gas fireplace and sliders leading out to deck. Master suite includes walk in closet, spacious en suite bath including Jacuzzi tub and shower. Laundry on second floor. This unit includes a lovely finished lower space of approximately 600 sq ft. with newer carpeting. Make this Townhouse your home today!
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