Once you have an accepted offer, it's important to have the pool inspected to determine if all is in good condition and working order. If any repairs are needed then you can possibly request the seller's assistance for the work and cost.
This is something that your agent would counsel you on and negotiate with the seller in your behalf.
Prudential Connecticut Realty
I hope this answers your question. You may call me if you have any questions. I hope that you know buyers working with Real Estate licensees do not pay for the services.
USA Realty and Loans
Of course, you'll make your offer contingent on a home inspection. You can, in fact, have many different inspections. You can have a separate roof inspection, foundation inspection, pool inspection, etc. Or, you can hire an inspector who has extra training and certifications in roofing, foundations, pools, etc, all of which are important when buying a detached home. Your agent will be able to send you a list of inspectors, AS WELL AS give you the web site to choose your own inspectors who have this training, and verify that the ones on the list actually do. If you see a problem yourself, you can get some estimates from pool companies too. This goes for anything else you see that may need repairs. Better to know before escrow begins! But I'm sure you've heard most of this from your agent!
One extra thing I do is to ask the seller to pay for a CLUE report. It's an easily obtainable $20 report that shows any homeowner insurance claims in the past five years. You never know what will show up undisclosed!
You don't need an addendum for a pool. If you have an inspection contingency, the pool would be part of the property if it's an in-ground pool, that's what it's for.
Please let me know if you have any more questions.
Cory La Scala
You waat to write into the contract in the equipment section that all the pool equipment conveys. You then want to have an inspection by a pool contractor to check out the mechanicals..pump motor and filters. You also would want to find out who is maintaining the pool and get any maintenance records.
Good luck and feel free to contact me for any questions.
What an exciting time!
Best of luck & Happy New Years to you & yours!
The Marie Souza Team - Top Selling on Cape Cod
Cape Cod Real Estate Services