Brighton Michigan Home Buying

Home Buying thoughts from some experienced buyer agents who serve the Brighton, South Lyon, Howell, Pinckney, Hamburg and Hartland areas. (Livingston County and Western Oakland County)

Monday, February 26, 2007

9 things that sellers do that drive buyers nuts

Here is a post from another blog that puts this in perspective:

I was also reminded of a day recently when I was showing a buyer homes in Brighton and as we walk up to this cape cod style home I look at the valleys of the roof. (I'm not a builder but I've been through the builder's license class and I've been on hundreds of inspections.) Anyway as I walk up to this home that touts a "new roof" I see that the valleys have been done all wrong. Like you hired a second grader to roof your house. I'm a buyer's agent so I must pass that along to the buyer. The conversation went something like this:

Me: "Well I can see before we even walk into this home that the roof was probably put on by an amateur without proper permits."

Buyer client: "I guess if the owner is going to try and cheat on something as obvious and important as the roof it doesn't give me a good feeling about the rest of the house."

As you can probably guess we didn't buyer it. But somebody else did.