We pulled out all the stops for the inspections because this really is when the seller should roll out the red carpet. Since buyers can walk away for pretty much any reason through the inspection, we want to do everything we can to help them remember why they want to buy it. We also want them to begin feeling at home.
First, we left a note in the entry way for the buyers that welcomed them into their future home. We also left a plate of cookies. For the first inspection I left freshly baked cinnamon rolls. The house smelled delicious and the pastries were even better. Chipmunk didn't mind that contract falling through because it meant Mommy caved and gave him the good stuff.
|Cinnamon roll deliciousness|
The practical side of us placed our home binder on the dining room table for the buyers perusal. The binder will stay with the house. It includes:
- Manuals for all the house's appliances, the security system, sprinkler system, etc.
- HOA documents
- Business cards for work that has been done on the house and the builders themselves
- Miscellaneous but still pertinent documents
Before we move out I will add the radon mitigation system warranty and a list of the paint colors by room. While I'm not so naive as to think that they won't change all the colors, these textured walls are so tough to paint that I wish we'd had the option to buy a small can of the same color for touch ups instead of painting every single room. Since this is their first home they will probably want to change everything, but having the option might be nice for them. Either way, the information is available to them.
We are hopeful that not only will this sale make it to closing, but that we are selling to another couple who is as excited for their first home as we were. Making that transition easier for them in small, manageable ways is the right thing for us to do.
Now we wait for their Inspection Objection and hopefully get an Inspection Resolution signed. Husband and I will certainly breathe a bit easier once we are through this part!