This question was asked by my friend Praful Thakkar
"How often do you suggest your buyers...back out after not-so-happy-results from the home inspection?"
Most of the answers were...it's the buyer's decision...not up to me, I would never suggest a client to withdraw.
""When working with a buyer, I suggest before the offer and after the inspection. Buyers are seeking our professional advice...are we afraid to give it?"...then I noticed the question was related to mold and added this.
"But...I also find that some investors love "mold!'' They can get a great price because others are so afraid to tackle the problem. Yes they do the remediation or gut the house and rebuild and sell. There is a market for everything.''
We need to know our client.
This is a good time to play devil's advocate. If the buyer does not like the house...point out some of the positives. If the buyer does like the house...point out some of the negatives. This is discussed when we start to work together to make sure they are agreeable.
This post, below, was written four years ago but is still relevant.
I am enjoying the Q&A section for blog topics.
How about you?