Step 9. The Physical Inspection
The most important and often only inspection conducted by the buyer is the general physical inspection. After an accepted offer is in hand, the Buyer chooses a licensed inspector, and gives you notice to have the property available for an inspection. It is important to ensure that you have all of the utilities on for this appointment. At the inspection, the inspector will investigate all of the major systems of the property and present any deficiencies in a detailed report. The Physical Inspection Report is delivered to both the Buyer and Seller. Although minor defects may be mentioned, such as a broken doorbell, they will not be the concentration of the report.

Please note that every inspection report WILL uncover some problems! We have NEVER seen a home inspection report without some issues. At this point the Buyer will traditionally ask the Seller to repair any major issues. Your agent will work with you to determine reasonable requests to either repair the items or to discount the purchase price of the property so that the Buyer can make the repairs at a later date. On rare occasion, if you cannot come to an agreement with the Buyer on what needs to be done, you can mutually cancel the contract. After the Buyer's acceptance of their physical inspection, you are ready to open escrow.

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