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Buyers can schedule as many inspections as they like within the inspection contingency period. The standard contingency period in California is 17 days although most buyers select 7-10 days for inspections. Within this period, buyers hold inspections to decide if they’re moving forward with the sale.
During an inspection of your home, a buyer can find out about items not seen by the naked eye. For purposes of the inspection, a buyer can find out about electricity, plumbing, roof, leaks, etc., which is helpful in deciding whether or not to move forward with the purchase of YOUR home. Other inspections that may be necessary to investigate possible problems are inspections of sewer lines, wells, chimneys, roofs, hillsides or foundation.
In some cases, they will ask for repairs or credits for items that may cause health or safety concerns. Is the stove working properly? Is there mold present? Are leaks present? All of these should be considered for possible repair, and a Request for Repairs is sent by the buyers’ agent to the listing agent with supporting documentation from the inspection as well as quotes for labor and materials received from a qualified contractor. Buyers should NOT be asking YOU, the seller for upgrades or remodels to the home. In California, homes are sold AS IS.