When you hire a real estate agent to represent you in a home purchase, you are looking for someone who can formulate an offer for you, with your best interests in mind, and negotiate that on your behalf.
Price is one consideration of the sale. Some may say this is the most important. However, the buyer must also consider the terms they will offer, such as the date of closing, any items they wish to add to the offer, requesting seller concessions such as closing costs or prepaid items or points. Is this sale subject to inspections? financing? appraisal? Or is this a cash offer with few contingencies? Does the buyer have a property to sell first?
Each offer stands alone. If you may be up against other offers on this same property, you need a real estate agent who can help you formulate a competitive offer, and negotiate that on your behalf so that you have the edge.
We are trained to give you the edge in real estate. -DUVALTEAM Real Estate
Many home buyers have not had experience owning a home that has a well and septic system.
ALWAYS have a contingency in the offer to purchase that allows you to have the well water/system and septic system tested to buyers satisfaction. As your Buyer Agent we will protect you by including this contingency in the offer.
A water test should be done by a professional, there are private labs (and in some states there are state labs) to do the analysis for you. And a septic system test should be done by a professional with no advantage if it were to fail. They (should) open the tank and review condition as well as take samples from the leach field and are able to give opinion of condition and an estimate as to life expectancy. As your Buyer Agent we say NEVER buy a property without testing water and septic system. Your REALTOR can help you with quotes for **repair/replacement of these issues if any are found.
**You may only go through testing a well and septic system once, but your experienced REALTOR goes through this numerous times a year and can give you sage advice.
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