Have an inspection done
When the seller has accepted your offer, you will have a chance to hire a professional home inspector to inspect the house and provide a detailed report.
The inspection peroid
The inspection period is negotiable, ususally 10 days. It’s your chance to make sure that the home is purchase-worthy, and also to negotiate on anything that we want to ask the seller to fix. If you’re not happy with the inspection you can cancel the purchase agreement and get your earnest money back.
What to negotiate on
Every situation is different, but here are some guidelines that we generally use to negotiate:
- Any health & safety issues are the most critical and easiest to negotiate on
- We usually don’t recommend negotiating a ‘laundry list’ of minor items – pick your battles and get what you really want and need done
- Remember that no home is perfect, even new ones!