The Space Coast Beach Blog: November 2017

Email Question: Should we get an inspection Before we Buy?

Depending on the type of personality a buyer has...they will occasionally want to have every possible issue addressed before putting in an offer.

The Question:

Hi Jeffrey,

We really like the house at __________ and are considering an offer. Can we get an inspection before putting in an offer? We would like to make sure the house if free of problems before moving forward.

Best regards,

John and Mary

My Answer:

Hi John and Mary,

Although I suppose you could do an inspection before offering, it really makes little sense. Here in Florida we put in our offer with a specific period for inspections. Let us assume we have 10 days to get them done. Based on those inspections we can either accept the home as it is, ask for repairs or back out and get our earnest money back.

Assuming we did an inspection up front and spend hundreds of dollars...what happens if the home checks out...but we cannot come to terms on the price? You just wasted your money. 

Here is the process as it works best:

1. Find a home you like.

2. Offer-negotiate-acceptance

3. Inspect (and potentially negotiate issues).

4. Agree on repairs (or money in exchange for repairs).

5. Re-inspect repairs and accept.

Let me know if you have any additional questions,

Jeffrey

 

Jeffrey DiMuria

Waves Realty
Broker/Owner
2018 Melbourne Ct, suite 206
Melbourne, FL 32901

Phone: 321.223.6253         

e-mail:  Jeff@WavesRealtyFL.com 

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