Have you been looking at listings that say "Subject to Interior Inspection" or "Drive By Only"? Do you understand what that means?
Some properties may not allow for buyer showings prior to acceptance of offers. This may seem a little unusual, but it may actually help you out!
Why is this done? Â Some properties are tenant-occupied, and the seller may not be able to make accomodation for everyone to see the property prior to an accepted offer. Â Or there may be some other reasons that the property is unable to be shown. Â You may see this with short sale or foreclosures too, or with larger apartment buildings. Â
You may be scared off, but you needn't be! Â In this case, I recommend making an offer, and attempting to see the interior of the property. Â This process may scare off other buyers, and may potentially allow you to get a better value. Â
As always, if you don't like what you end up seeing, you can walk away and cancel at no cost or obligation within the buyer contingency period. Â You can also try and renegotiate the price based on the interior condition. Â
For more information on this topic, and expert guidance on making an offer of this sort, visit here:http://richardschulman.com/2012/02/28/making-an-offer-subject-to-interior-inspection/
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