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But, with that said, it is standard and typical for a buyer to have a 5-10 day period to inspect the home. Most standard contracts in Massachusetts allow for that home inspection period.
Does that mean you have to allow it, no. But if you do not allow a home inspection it will seriously impact the price you can obtain for your home.
it is not a requirement , although advisable, to have a home inspection. The seller can request one, even if the house is nor for sale, to learn of possible issues with the property. Buyers typically pay for a home inspection to be conducted after an offer to purchase has been accepted. The time frame can vary but some agents use a ten day mark to have it done. If you are a fsbo (for sale by owner) a buyer may ask you to get and pay for a home inspection. There are different ways & variable on how you can handle a home inspection. Ultimately, a home inspection would serve both parties well imo. Hope this helps
The seller would not be requesting it, it would be the buyer that requests it and pays for it.
I will tell you though that it is a good idea for sellers to have one done. This way the buyer doesn't have too much to negotiate about.
good luck to you Laureen
A home inspection is usually requested and paid for by the Buyers. They literally need to know what they are buying, and a professional home inspector can usually tell them. There is no rule that says a seller can not have an inspection on his property before he lists it for sale, and it may help him with the listing price. However, this is usually performed by a licensed home inspector hired by the Buyer.
I hope this helps,
Marianne James Real Estate
Zero Rice Ave
Revere, MA 02151-1761
A seller is not required to have a home inspection done on their own prior to selling/listing their home. It can be helpful though. But once there is an accepted offer with a buyer, the seller is required to allow the buyer to have a professional home inspection done. The buyer pays for this.
Hope this helps!