I attempted to perform an inspection in Southampton, N.Y. yesterday, but I could not not enter the basement. I started with the exterior and roof as usual, then walked the grounds to look for wells, sinkholes, etc,. I entered the basement as this is the first area inside the house that I inspect.
Moving is stressful enough even if it is within the same neighborhood, it can be overwhelming if your new home is thousands of miles away.
Making sure you are selecting the right area for your family, finding new jobs, new schools, organizing, packing in a short amount of time is no easy task.
It seems funny to so many of my fellow home inspectors and myself when we get together at our monthly educational meetings and talk shop. The stories are just amazing, but that is not why I wrote this blog.
When you begin looking to purchase a home in Massachusetts, you discover that there are a number of different towns and communities to choose from. Each has special qualities that lend to its appeal, but nowhere is this more true than in Upton. Small in size but generous in what it offers, Upton draws numerous families and professionals from larger nearby cities. This little town is a big draw for those that want the most bang for their buck and the many benefits of small town life.
My buyers are having a hard time finding property in the middle of the road price range. You ask them to make their highest and best offer when writing a contract but even that does not work. The situation ends up with multiple offers and you loose the deal. You have taken the time to show your client the homes they can afford, but wonder what does it take to make a sale and happy home buying customer?
As a licensed home inspector covering Long Island and the five boroughs, I get to see a myriad of different homes from multi-million dollar sprawling estates in the Hamptons to 2 bedroom condos in Manhattan to little bungalow homes in Rocky Point. No matter what the price range, I find issue after issue - especially after a 'flipper' has done his thing.
You have been showing properties and getting along well with your client. In fact you are zeroing in on the perfect house. Then all of a sudden you can’t reach the client and you don’t get return calls from the Buyer. You get angry and wonder if there is some trickery going on?