How buyers should handle and react to the inspection process.

Let’s talk about setting expectations for buyers who are getting an inspection. When buyers order a home inspection, they often feel overwhelmed by the 30- to 60-page inspection report. State guidelines require the inspector to note every issue, even minor things like missing door stoppers or cracked electrical plates. When reviewing the inspection report, try not to fixate on small, simple repairs.

Focus instead on major insurability problems, such as an outlawed electrical panel, damaged roof, or leaking and cracked pool. If those issues are found in the home, either ask the seller to fix them or request a credit. If the seller chooses to make the repairs, you might have to reinspect the property to ensure they’re properly done. Throughout the process, remember to keep your expectations flexible.

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