Is anybody getting alot of requests to de-winterize homes? just curious.
Do you de-winterize Jeff?
No I don’t an agent contacted me about doing it. I told her the bank on the foreclosure should do it
I have been ‘asked’ but I remind the client to check the purchase agreement. There is nothing in it about the buyer, or a service provider to the buyer, to make the property ‘inspect-able’. No pressure is placed on me after that.
Note: I have seen very few homes de-winterized without some type of damage. Today’s house had a broken radiator, and basement had areas with large puddles. Oops, someone forgot to close drains and washer supplies.
And that, to me, is the big problem. If it wasn’t winterized properly, any issues that arise will be laid at the feet (and checkbook) or the de-winterizer. IMO the same entity that did the winterizing should also do the de-winterizing.
Thank God spring is almost here. :mrgreen:
I arrived at a property I was supposed to inspect and I was told that all of the utilites were on. They were not on, it was bank owned and winterized. I call the realtor and she said just flip the main breaker on at the panel and turn the water on at the street.
I was so mad I drove a pretty good distance and it turned out to be a waste of time. I told the realtor I wasnt going to and she said she would just have to find an inspector that would. I dont know if any inspectors in my area are willing to do this but to me its very risky I would never do it.
They do not automaticly de-winteriz because of spring. Infact this is a boost to mold testing too.
That’s right Tom. They stay winterized all year. And yes mold is a big issue in the foreclosures. I do mold inspections and sampling on a regular basis for a remediation company that deals solely with foreclosures. Good money fast.
I know, it was meant in jest. Hence the :mrgreen:.
Should be a new term as “winterizing” is more of “foreclosurizing”