Surviving the 2022 Housing Market
2022 has been an unprecedented housing market. Inventory shortages have led all parties involved in a housing sale to change their practices to facilitate a successful closing. Here are some of the changes Common Cents has made:
Inspection Lead Time
This market has motivated inspectors to be able to accommodate short due diligence periods. I can often handle a due diligence period of 3-5 days, Schedule your inspection when you are on the way to a binding agreement. I can hold this slot for a short time. IT IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO ADVISE ME IF YOUR TRANSACTION DOES NOT PROGRESS, SO THAT I CAN MAKE THAT TIME AVAILABLE FOR SOMEONE ELSE.
Report Delivery Time
I will deliver your report early morning of the day following your inspection. This allows me to go over catalog images I have taken during the inspection to more adequately examine the property.
A Recommendation to Consider
Finally, I encourage both the agent and buyer to attend the last hour of the home inspection so that I can review findings with you. This will give you a preview of the report findings, a better understanding of issues, and allow you to start laying the groundwork with the listing agent while you are waiting for the detailed report.