A-Pro Posted March 12, 2005 Report Share Posted March 12, 2005 I'd like to hear what you guys think of this. The Realtor in question is offering a free pre-sale inspection performed by an "independent certified home inspector," yet the owner's brother (stated as a partner in the business) is clearly IDed in the article as a licensed home inspector himself. This would lead one to believe that he's probably the one performing the inspection, no? From: www2.townonline.com/allston/atGlance/view.bg?articleid=202916 Family Crest Realty, formerly McDermott Realty, 545 Washington St. in Oak Square, is now providing the seller with a free presale home inspection. Principal broker Jerry McDermott, along with his brothers Jim and Joe, have instituted a program called Hassle Free Home Sales. When listing a home with Family Crest, an independent certified home inspector is hired at no cost to the homeowner to conduct a comprehensive home inspection prior to showing a home to any potential buyers. A certified home inspection can cost $500 or more. Family Crest believes that pre-inspected listings benefit all parties involved in the home selling process. "Your home will sell quicker and for the best price if a buyer knows the home is in good condition early on in the process. Also the seller will have the opportunity to correct problems and eliminate last-minute repair hassles that could delay the closing, or worse, cause the sale to fall through. Not a bad strategy when you think about it," said partner Jim McDermott, who is also a licensed builder and home inspector. Jerry McDermott said his experience has shown that once an offer is accepted, many sellers develop a belief that their property is sold, only to realize that they have to renegotiate the entire sale when the buyer's home inspection is completed, causing unwanted stress for both the buyer and the seller. He also stated that buying a home is the biggest purchase most people will ever make. A buyer should come away from the sale with the peace of mind that they won't be subjected to any unexpected surprises. For more information, call 617-787-5851 or visit www.familycrestrealty.com. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.