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    What to consider after getting a home inspection.

    – Tips for after the home inspection-


    After the home inspection is performed you will get a report that will summarize problems varying from significant concerns of items that need to be fixed right away to smaller fixes that you may even be able to do after closing. Your inspector will generally rate how significant each item is and what kind of solution he suggests.

    Here are some things to think about:

    Are the repairs necessary to move into the home?

    Will I scare the seller away if I ask for all these repairs?

    Are the repairs something you plan on renovating or replacing after moving in anyway?

    It might be a good idea to compromise on some issues or even dismissing some issues that you know will be an easy fix in order to get the seller to agree on more significant issues that you would like to see fixed before moving in.



    Did you know another option is to ask for a price concession?

    This could mean you can ask Mr. Seller for a reduction of the sales price or a credit at closing. The option is totally up to you. What we find is that many people opt for the credit at closing. They get a quote for the repairs and ask for a credit to cover those costs of repairs. Then at closing, a check is written out to a contractor or a store of choice so that the buyers can go ahead and get those repairs completed.


    Don’t be afraid to walk away from a deal.

    Even f it took you months to finally find the right house it’s not worth moving forward if the inspection exposes significant structural problems or other major issues that just seem too much. Also, if the inspection shows a large number of issues and the sellers are not willing to fixing anything it might be best to find another house.


    Gregory Rutledge- REALTOR®

    Century 21 Platinum Properties

    Christian Black Team

    1051 Hwy 76. Clarksville, TN 37043

    C: 352.233.8419

    O: 931.771.9072

    *Each Century 21 office is independently owned & operated


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    Gregory Rutledge

    Gregory was originally born in Florida, but he moved to Tennessee in 2011 while serving in the military with the 101st Airborne Division. Soon after moving to Clarksville, he realized the diversity and the potential the rapidly growing community had. Therefore, he decided to make Clarksville his forever home. After leaving the military, Gregory began his undergraduate studies at Austin Peay State University majoring in the field of psychology. After graduating from Austin Peay, he decided to transition into the real estate business. Gregory is a Realtor for Century 21 Platinum Properties and a member of the Christian Black Team, who genuinely enjoys meeting and communicating with new people. He loves learning about people and gaining insight into how he can help them fulfill their real estate needs. Outside of real estate, Gregory loves to hunt, fish, camp, and spend quality time with close family and friends. Awards & Designations -National Association of Realtors -Tennessee Association of Realtors -Clarksville Association of Realtors -Military Relocation Specialist

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