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The Inspection

The home inspection shall cover only the major components of the property. A major component shall be deemed to be in operating condition if it performs the function for which it was intended, regardless of age and does not constitute a threat to health or safety. We may suggest a pre-inspection

All buyers will find something in the inspection

Hiring a handyman will take care of many of the common issues, but even new homes have some things that come up. We take those issues in stride, determine if they are legitimate and negotiate them.

The shorter the list, the more chance that the sale will close

A long list of tiny issues is worse than a shortlist of big-ticket items. Make sure all the outlets, smoke detectors, railings, etc. are in working order. Buyers get nervous when the to-do-list is long.

Make sure the house is spotless

The buyers will be in your house for 3-4 hours. This is when they will be taking a really good look, measuring and planning. They should be really excited and feeling good about the huge decision. A squeaky clean house reinforces their initial feeling that this is “the one”.

Items Needed for the sale of your home

To expedite the sale of your home, please provide the following items when you sign the listing agreement:

  • A copy of your most recent real estate tax bill
  • A plat of survey of your property
  • Keys to the property
  • A list of improvements to the property (with dates, if possible) since the purchase date or in the last few years
  • A list of items you wish to exclude from the sale (e.g. appliances or attached fixtures such as chandeliers and shelving units)

In addition, for condominiums, please provide:

  • A copy of your Condominium Declaration and Bylaws
  • Copies of the Condominium Association budget and financial statements for the last two years
  • Name and phone number of the Condominium Association Board President or one of the Board Officers
  • Name, address and phone number of the Condominium Management Company and the manager, if applicable