Assuming that you are the Seller and the Buyer had the home inspected, I tell my clients to not worry about it. Every now and then people don't make repair requests. The buyers are the one's under the time deadline, so just try not to worry about it. You certainly don't want to bug the buyers about why they haven't made repair requests! :) No news is good news. Once the Option Period expires you get to move on to the next phase of the process.
FYI, I have no idea what the Mortgage Broker, Lowell Sterling, is talking about, but maybe he was confused due to the way your worded your questions. Or maybe I'm REALLY CONFUSED!
Joe Stone - Realtor®
As for your concerns about mixed responses on this site.. I agree with you about the shameless plugging for business. There are a few agents who dont even read the question, they just say, "check out my website" or "pick any agent" or give lender info without any regard to what you are asking. This happens in any profession.. the rest of us just scroll past their spam-clutter and focus on the real comments. As for being told to speak to your agent, as many of the others have said, we can give general information (which is great if you want a second opinion or to be re-assured your agent gave you valid info) but we dont have all the answers if we dont have all the information. Also any specific advice we give could be seen as fishing for business or trying to steal someone else's client. None of us want to be guilty of that, nor would we want another agent to do it to us. If you dont have confidence in your agent it is up to you to contact their supervisor or find one that you ARE confident in. Then again if you just want re-assurance, I hope you got that! Good luck with your deal. :-)
Seller, to be frank and to pledgerize the words of others, "No news is good news."
Very often an agent will advise their buyer, when in the process of purchasing a 'great home at an honorable price" to do nothing stupid! It is highly likely the listing agent, YOUR AGENT, has been accepting back up offers that may be at a higher price. Do you really want to put those offers into play by asking to have the 'Inspector Gone Goofy' report pointing out the reverse polarity receptacles in the family room be corrected?
Hey, if there was anything serious such as a roof leak, you would know by now.
Very often, when buyers and seller post questions, they are related to the contract. The correct response can only be given by those who can read the contract, not extractions from the contract. This is why the best guidance to determine action must come from those who are there..your agent. Your agent would actually know if your home was sold 'As-Is' meaning you have even less to with to fret about.
If you really want bad advise freely offered by those who are reckless. you know where to go. I think you turned to the professional community because you had an expectation of actionable responses from those who do this for a living. Professionals do not respond recklessly and create a situation that places you in peril. Please recongnize it for what it is, rather than expressing the anguish of your disappointment. To often, those who encounter dissappointment, such as those seeking Lease/Optons and/or 'quick credit repair are looking to circumvent the protections in place for their benefit. A professional recognizes this and wil not deliberatly direct you into the path of danger. "Turn towards your agent," very often is the RIGHT response. Those distressed by this response either lack trust and confidence in their agent. or they do not have one. What is the MLS# for your home?
Let us know what happens in 8 hours.
It could be possible that the inspection came back fine and the buyers aren't wanting you to fix/repair anything. Has your agent contacted the buyers agent to see if there are any requests that the buyers would like for you to fix/repair? I know for me I recommend that my clients do not wait until the last minute because when you do request for the sellers to fix/repair an item(s), depending on the list, can take some time to negotiate. With it being less than 24 hrs before their option period expires, it does not sound like that want any done. I'm pretty sure if they did your agent would have let you know by now.
Good luck with the closing of your home!
Make it a Great Day!
Tamika A. Goree
Broker | Owner
The DFW Property Shop
Ms. Goss, things don't work that way down here in Texas.. Are you licensed in Texas?
Joe Stone - Realtor®
Do you happen to know if your buyers have signed contracts yet? When they do this, then you may find a small list of things they'd like fixed.
REALTORS® shall not engage in any practice or take any action inconsistent with exclusive representation or exclusive brokerage relationship agreements that other REALTORS® have with clients. (Amended 1/04)
Since I don't really know what the relationship is between a person posting and their agent, I think that I should presume that they are in an exclusive brokerage arrangement with a Realtor®, and that advising such a client is inconsistent with that relationship.
All the best,
1. Some buyers/sellers would like to get additional opinions outside of what our agent(s) say. I completely agree that your agent should be involved in every step of the process but it's also important to get other opinions.
2. I've read several posts where so-called Experts respond to the original post by deferring to "Call your Agent." What the hell do you think this site is for? It's for idiots like me and those less informed to ask YOU EXPERTS questions. Shame on all who say something completely off-topic to try and sell your services, and to those who say defer to your Agent. We're here asking because we don't know, and we'd like more than 1 opinion.
Say the consensus on this board is COMPLETELY different than what the person posting a question's agent says. Now let's say that said agent mis-read the situation or isn't experienced enough, and it could cost the person thousands of dollars. Instead of you deferring to that Agent, you could actually provide some information that helps someone out.
There are a few of you on here who seem to REALLY provide information - without trying to sell yourselves. Joe Stone, Esther Perry, I commend you for being what I'll call selfless and ethical people out there to help. You're the good ones!
I am confused by your question....are you the seller?
Have you received a copy of the inspection?
At this late hour, if repairs are to be requested, the buyer's Realtor will probably submit an Amendment for addition time.