Uncategorized July 15, 2019

Request For Repairs or Stupidity?


After 16 years experience and 100’s of closed transaction, I thought I had seen everything you possibly can in a Request for Repairs.

I received a request recently that included items:

  • Replace all the washer in the house because some fittings have evidence of previous leaks.  There are no active leaks, but corrosion that indicated that there was possibly a leak in the past.
  • Install a microwave that never existed in the first place.
  • Adjust the water heater temperature.  Yep, you read that right.  Instead of the Buyers turning the dial when they move in, they want the Sellers to do it.  This came to light because the Home Inspector actually called it on his report.
  • Replace the HVAC filter.  Not too sure why the Buyer can’t open the panel, remove old filter, insert new filter, close panel.

The list includes 30+ items, most are very small details.

When chatting with the other Agent, She insist, combined, they are not expensive fixes and then tells me the Buyer wants a $2,000 credit.

My counsel to the Sellers, don’t do anything!  The list was unrealistic.  We eventually closed to deal and have moved on.

Now I wonder, what is the strangest Request for Repairs have you received?