Inspections and Repair Negotiations

While my sellers tend to become less stressed as soon as all of the purchase contract signatures are in place, I am with them and ready for the next negotiation phase. Property inspections can frequently result in buyer requirements for corrections by the seller. Whether you’re prepared for these or they come as a surprise, I'm here to help you to deal with them, as repair disputes are the most frequent reason for contract failures before closing.
 
Part of my job is to help you to avoid too many “surprises” related to condition and repair negotiations after inspections. I'll do my best to give you information about what I see that buyers may want corrected, but there are definitely things that nobody can anticipate until the inspectors have submitted their reports. So, there’s one other thing I try to do in order to prepare you and leave some negotiation room for you.
 
I want you to always be thinking ahead to inspections and repair demands from the first offer. Always be thinking of what may be coming in the way of inspections and repair negotiations, especially when the initial purchase contract price negotiations are in play. No matter how urgent your need to sell, if you go too far in price concessions at the beginning, you may have no room left when inspections are done and condition corrections are requested by the buyer.
 
As the buyer is normally paying for and ordering inspections, my job for my sellers is to make sure that they happen on time and that I receive the inspection reports by deadline due dates. I then meet with my sellers and go over the reports and any buyer objections/requirements to develop a counter strategy. If there are no objections or they’re minor in nature and cost, you may opt to agree to corrections. However, if they’re more extensive and were not anticipated, my job is to help you to reply in a way that saves you money and keeps the buyer in the transaction.
 
Depending on the desires of the buyer and their selection of inspectors, there could be as few as a single inspector hired to do a thorough inspection of the home and all equipment supporting the home.  However, there may also be other inspectors hired with a more focused goal, possibly a heating and air conditioning contractor, a well inspector, septic inspector, etc.  Each of these inspections will have deadlines for completion and submission of reports and buyer requests for corrections.
 
I have my own list of inspectors and contractors, and can call in experts to provide cost estimates and help my sellers to make decisions within the deadline times. Unless you have multiple offers, a buyer in the hand is worth something. My job is to get them to the closing table and your satisfaction with your net proceeds from the sale.

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  • From beginning to end, Maggie has been with me throughout the whole process. She is extremely knowledgeable, esp. regarding new trends and changes in real estate market. Its crazy times right now and Maggie was there through it all. She even came to closing with me and pointed out several questionable areas in the paperwork and explained documents which she wasn’t required to do. Thank you Maggie Mae!!!

    Paula N.
  • Maggie is one of a kind: she's extremely knowledgeable, highly professional, super patient, completely reliable and she has a heart of gold. She worked with us for nearly a year, and she made the whole experience a positive one. I wouldn't use anyone else if I were to buy or sell again; she truly is our real estate agent for life.,Maggie is one of a kind: she's extremely knowledgeable, highly professional, super patient, completely reliable and she has a heart of gold. She worked with us for nearly a year, and she made the whole experience a positive one. I wouldn't use anyone else if I were to buy or sell again; she truly is our real estate agent for life.

    Linda B.,Linda B.
  • I met Maggie over 3 years ago , and I can confirm that she's an excellent Realtor and with no doubt one of the best out there ,she's very professional and experience; She helped me from renting out my house and finding tenants to actually achieve to buy another house, she will search and contact you on a daily basics and use and contact all her resources to help you get what you want or what you are looking for.,I met Maggie over 3 years ago , and I can confirm that she's an excellent Realtor and with no doubt one of the best out there ,she's very professional and experience; She helped me from renting out my house and finding tenants to actually achieve to buy another house, she will search and contact you on a daily basics and use and contact all her resources to help you get what you want or what you are looking for.

    Luis R.,Luis R.
  • Maggie Dokic is a fabulous agent and if you are buying a home, this is the woman to speak with! Not only is she ALWAYS on time (which for her is 10 minutes early) but she also is constantly in your corner and putting 100% into finding you your dream home. She is a great communicator and always responds to emails and phone calls immediately. Also, she will listen to what exactly it is that you are looking for and will work tirelessly to help you get it. Not only has she helped us buy and sell our last place, but she has worked with several of our family members as well, each one having the same great experience. We had very specific criteria that she helped us find along with the fact that we needed a place to accommodate our two 90 lb dogs. She was able to find places that fit our needs perfectly! If you want to buy or sell a house, contact Maggie! In South Florida where it seems like housing is an impersonal mess of real estate hassles- this agent is supportive, knowledgeable and friendly!,Maggie Dokic is a fabulous agent and if you are buying a home, this is the woman to speak with! Not only is she ALWAYS on time (which for her is 10 minutes early) but she also is constantly in your corner and putting 100% into finding you your dream home. She is a great communicator and always responds to emails and phone calls immediately. Also, she will listen to what exactly it is that you are looking for and will work tirelessly to help you get it. Not only has she helped us buy and sell our last place, but she has worked with several of our family members as well, each one having the same great experience. We had very specific criteria that she helped us find along with the fact that we needed a place to accommodate our two 90 lb dogs. She was able to find places that fit our needs perfectly! If you want to buy or sell a house, contact Maggie! In South Florida where it seems like housing is an impersonal mess of real estate hassles- this agent is supportive, knowledgeable and friendly!

    Robert and Erin C.,Robert and Erin C.
  • I sincerely appreciate everything Maggie did to help us during the purchase of our home. Without any reservations I would recommend her to anyone needing a Realtor. Maggie has a wonderful way with her customers and a fine quality about her.,Maggie, thank you so much for your help last week. I was going crazy with my husband out of town and a decision to make. Your helpful advice and experience were greatly appreciated. I dont know what I would have done without your help. You're my realtor for life. ,I sincerely appreciate everything Maggie did to help us during the purchase of our home. Without any reservations I would recommend her to anyone needing a Realtor. Maggie has a wonderful way with her customers and a fine quality about her.,Maggie, thank you so much for your help last week. I was going crazy with my husband out of town and a decision to make. Your helpful advice and experience were greatly appreciated. I dont know what I would have done without your help. You're my realtor for life.

    Yoan A.,Greta Y.,Yoan A.,Greta Y.
  • To the best Realtor, Maggie Dokic. Please dont mind this dirty envelope. It is my honest proof and good intentions of sending this long ago (the original envelope). I know you dont even believe what you are seeing. After one year and almost three months this crazy lady is sending a thank you. Maggie, there is no excuse that I can give for this late thank you because you did not deserve for this to be late at all. I dont believe that I could have gotten a better Realtor. With much thanks do I thank you for such a wonderful, QUICK and PROFITABLE sale of my home!!! Thank you so very much!!!

    Vanessa S.
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Maggie Dokic

Managing Broker

Special Miami Homes

13301 SW 132 Avenue, #113
Miami  Florida 33186

305-814-6873 305-814-6873 maggie@specialmiamihomes.com

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Last updated on Apr 24, 2017.

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