Over the last few weeks, our buyers have had a lot of success getting sellers to resolve issues with a home or give a credit, especially with single-family homes in towns between 128 and I-495. Adam Welling, Redfin’s rock-star agent who covers this area, says:
Right now, sellers are concerned about losing a buyer and having their home sit until the spring. They’re much more receptive to post-inspection requests than they were a few months ago.
Tips for Buyers
Here are some tips from Adam for how to approach post-inspection negotiations:
- Be realistic: Don’t expect a seller to renovate the whole home.
- Remember, safety first: Ask the seller to fix anything related to the safety of the home, deal with cosmetic issues second.
- Know your deal breakers: Before you ask for repairs, figure out what must be fixed and be prepared to walk if they aren’t.
Are you seeing the same thing?