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The home inspection usually occurs within 3 – 7 business days after the contract is accepted.

The buyer will schedule the inspection and his/her Realtor will confirm the day/time work for us.  Most inspectors do not work evenings so usually the inspection takes place during the morning or afternoon and often on a weekday.   It’s important that the home inspection occur quickly as it often takes the inspector 1-2 days to write the report after the inspection.   Sellers should not be present for the home inspection. Instead, it’s a time for the buyer and the buyer’s Realtor to be alone in the property with the inspector.  For condos, plan to be gone for 2 hours.  For single family homes, the inspection can take 3 – 4 hours depending on the size of the home.  The home should look just like it did for the showings with beds made, dishes put away, pets out of the home, etc. 

After the inspection, the inspector will write the inspection report. This usually takes 1 – 2 days.  Then the buyer will need to review the report and the buyer’s Realtor will send us an Inspection Objection to ask us for any credits or repairs the buyer wants. We’ll then negotiate these items back and forth and, hopefully, come to an agreement via an Inspection Resolution.   If major problems are found during the inspection, the buyer does have the right to walk away from the deal and the earnest money would be returned to them.  Not likely by any means but we want you to be fully informed of the process. Any agreed upon repairs will need to be completed prior to the final walk through at the latest which usually occurs the day before closing and receipts need to be provided to the buyer showing the required work was completed and paid for in full prior to the walk through.

Questions? We’re here to help! Kevin Capra – The Capney Collection – Powered by Compass – 303.809.5515 or email us at Kevin.Capra@Compass.com

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