• Allison Adams

    ABR, GRI, CHMS, RSPS

    Lake Homes Realty

    205-914-2400
    allisonpadams@gmail.com

Inspections and Repairs

Many buyers forget that the price isn’t the only or the last negotiation point in a real estate purchase. There are a number of contingencies and processes that happen before closing, and one that frequently causes deals to evaporate is the inspection and repair negotiation process.

Inspections in a real estate deal encompass many property aspects:

  • Structure
  • Roof
  • Mechanical equipment
  • Plumbing
  • Electrical
  • Pests & insect infestation
  • Mold & other environmental hazards
  • Wells & water quality
  • Septic systems

While your deal may not require them all, and some may be combined and provided by a single inspector, it’s my job to help you to order the proper inspections, schedule them, and make sure that they’re completed on time. Failure to complete inspections and object to their results by deadline dates can result in the buyer’s inability to take any action based on the late results. I make sure that this doesn’t happen.

Once an inspection is completed, there can be issues uncovered that you weren’t expecting and want to have addressed by the seller. This is a second negotiation in the contract process. I go over inspection results with my buyers and prepare documents that are required to request seller action and corrections. Sellers do not normally have an obligation to undertake corrective action, so it becomes a critical negotiation, especially if the problems are significant.

I'm here for my buyers to assist in these negotiations as, next to selling price, inspections and subsequent repairs are the biggest killer of real estate deals. Sometimes creativity needs to be applied to keep your home deal moving when the seller balks at your repair or corrective action requests. I'm an expert, as I do this every day. I also maintain an extensive contractor list that can yield just the right contractor to get a job done at a price the seller will agree to.

The key to keeping a deal going with inspection problems is for me to be involved every step of the way, as it’s something I do numerous times every year. I’ll make sure that every resource is employed to keep your home purchase on track and gain every possible concession from the sellers.

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Success Stories
  • Highly likely to recommend 02/03/2015 - herringlorie Bought a home in 2014 in Sommerville, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401. Local knowledge: 5Process expertise:5 Responsiveness:5 Negotiation skills:5 After a bad experience on a "For Sale by Owner" working with Allison made the buying process so much easier. She understood the importance of our budget and only showed listings within our budget.

    Lorie
  • Highly likely to recommend 04/20/2015 - dcook5983 Bought a Single Family home in 2014 for approximately $150K in Duncanville, AL. Local knowledge: 5Process expertise: 5Responsiveness:5 Negotiation skills:5 alison was very friendly, and would go out of her way to get us a showing or show us a house to fit our needs. great experience! she also answered our phone calls or text very promptly there was no waiting around.

    David
  • Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $175K in Brookwood, AL. Local knowledge:5 Process expertise:5 Responsiveness:5 Negotiation skills: 5 Allison was the ONLY agent that contacted me back out of 6. She was super flexible and accommodated every want or need. She sent me info on every house I inquired without getting pre-approved, while all other agents would not even speak with us until doing so. We fell in love with the very first house we viewed. Everything fell into place and we got everything we wanted. To make things even easier, her husband,Chad Adams just happens to be the finance bank guy so you get two for the price of one! She sold us the house and he financed it. He was extremely down to earth and made things very easy for us. I absolutely recommend Allison and Chad if you are looking to buy a house!! Thanks so much! Hope we remain in touch you guys are great people!!

    New Mom
  • Highly likely to recommend 03/01/2016 - josephbrentbonner Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Northport, AL. Local knowledge: 5Process expertise: 5Responsiveness: 5Negotiation skills: 5After a mutual friend gave me Allison's information, we set off on a the house buying journey. She was by far accommodating in my search for the perfect house for me. She did a magnificent job learning what I was really looking for in a house and I think we looked at almost every house in Tuscaloosa until I found the perfect one for me! Did I mention she was patient!!!

    B. Bonner
  • Highly likely to recommend 02/26/2016 - ambuh11 Bought a Single Family home in 2015 for approximately $200K in Northport, AL. Local knowledge: Process expertise: Responsiveness: Negotiation skills: Allison is awesome!!! She helped us with everything we needed to get us the perfect home!!! I highly recommend her!!! She can help you with all your house needs!

    Amber
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