Sold In 6 Days But Thats Not The Whole Story

Sold In 6 Days But Thats Not The Whole Story

Sold in 6 days! But that’s not the whole story.  
It started months ago when Jean, living in Missouri, found me online based on past sales in the neighborhood of her mother’s East Dallas home.  She said it was time to sell her home in East Dallas, although currently a friend of the family was living there, but moving out soon.
The house is a brick and stone Tudor in the increasingly popular neighborhood near Knox-Henderson, just up the street from the new Kroger and L.A. Fitness center, near the proposed Sam’s Club.  It’s just the cutest of houses, with original hardwood floors throughout, and updated bath with travertine tile and one of those vanities that looks like it should be a piece of furniture.  One of the bedrooms had carpet over what we suspected to be a continuation of the hardwood floors (Carpet over hardwood floors is relatively common in East Dallas Homes when owners prefer not to walk on cold floors, especially now as our weather is changing, however the trend now is to expose all the wood floors, and I suspect our new owner will do exactly that.
Since it is a 1920’s Tudor home and currently tenant occupied, and Jean is the daughter of the owner, I suggested that we get the home inspected.  I can tell that Jean doesn’t want to “mess” with this house, have a drawn out transaction, she seems like a no-nonsense kind of person, a trait I really appreciate.  
Now we now have a professional home inspection report in hand, however there are some questions related to the report.  The access to the underside of the home was restricted, and the inspector noted at least one leak, but couldn’t go into detail since the access was limited.  After careful thought and getting bids, we decided to have the crawlspace excavated to allow full access to the underside of the house, allowing a person to inspect the full foundation system, and access for a plumber to make repairs.
Next came the plumber, he tested and noted the leak locations and the following week, made repairs.  Lastly, the structural engineer inspected the foundation, make recommendations, repairs were made, and we were set to go.  Now we didn’t clear everything off the original home inspection report, but we hit the “unknowns” and the big ticket items so negotiations would go smoothly, or as smooth as possible.
This story continues, but having the home inspection at the onset of getting ready to sell was a lifesaver for the seller and the transaction.  Having the highest level of disclosure, an inspection report, put all prospective buyers on notice of the true condition of the property, not just the opinion of the owner.  We took it a step further and addressed some of the concerns on the report to help facilitate negotiations and make the closing a little easier.


Matt Watson Headshot
Author:
Phone: 214-417-9171
Dated: November 11th 2014
Views: 409
About Matt: ...

Property Search








RSS Feed

View our latest blog posts in your RSS reader. Click here to access. RSS

Search Blog

Recent Blogs

Supply Demand Will Determine Future Home Values - Supply & Demand Will Determine
Millionaire To Millennials Owning Your Home Can Help You Retire Sooner - Millionaire to Millennials: Owning
You Need An Agent Who Will Always Put You First - You Need an Agent Who Will Always
The 1 Reason To Put Your House On The Market TODAY - The #1 Reason to Put Your House on

Our Bloggers

Saved Properties

This is a list of your favorite properties. We will email you if a property is reduced or leaves the market.

Click 'Save' to add a property to this list.

Register / Login

New & returning visitors please enter your information to login.

By clicking 'register' you are agreeing to our terms of use & giving us expressed written consent to contact you.

Questions? Comments? Complaints?

This message will go directly to the head of our team.

Location & Address

Dallasy.com, LLC
3609 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 102
Dallas, TX
214-247-7398