Sounds like something is going on......
As previously mentioned, have your agent email and leave a telephone message to the effect that the repairs are an issue. Also make the listing agent aware of your "walk through" time prior to closing. Of course you will check on the repairs at this time.
It may be helpful to have a figure in mind that the needed repairs would cost. What sometimes happens is the seller will allow you a credit for the repair costs at closing. We are not saying this WILL happen but it is something to be aware of.
The important thing at this point is that the seller knows you expect the repairs to be done prior to closing as per your agreement.
The "Eckelr Team"
all the parties should sit and negotiate a solution. The attorney conducting the settlment could be you allied on this. . .if it is clearly specified in the contract.
Per the previous posters, plumbing and electrical must be in normal working order as of possession (assuming you used one of the standard GCAAR purchase contracts). So, if you provide notice of plumbing and electrical issues, the seller is required to make the repairs, even if he hasn't responded.
It's never a good sign when the listing agent doesn't respond one day before settlement. You should make preparations assuming that they haven't made these repairs. If they haven't, then you should have the settlement attorney withhold an escrow so that you can make these repairs after settlement. Here's the way an escrow like this works: You agree to set aside money - assume $500 - from the seller's proceeds that the settlement company holds. Once you make the repairs, you provide receipts to the attorney and are reimbursed. So, if the repairs are $350, the settlement company sends you a check for $350 and the seller will get a check for the balance of $150. But what if the repairs are more than $500? This is the scenario that you want to avoid.
The biggest challenge with an issue like this is to come up with the escrow amount at settlement. Before settlement, you should get quotes to do the work. Even if it's verbal and estimated high, you are in a much better position at settlement to get a higher escrow amount. You'll be in a position of strength if you say that "Ace electrical estimated the electrical repairs could be $700, and Bob's plumbing estimated $500 for the plumbing repairs, so we need to set aside $1,200".
Good luck. Hopefully they've made the repairs and you'll have a smooth closing. Be prepared just in case!
Furthermore, all plumbing and electrical must be in "normal working condition" per the main contract. The paragraph number varies depending on which version of the contract you used. So that also covers you.
If these items are not completed by the seller, the settlement company can hold a portion of the sellers proceeds for the repair. Or, they can negotiate a credit to you, with lender approal.