Originally Posted By: bkelly1
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The story begins the realtors had worked out that the seller was only going to replace the dormer areas. That the rest of the roof looked good from the ground..
I arrived and the buyer was coming . I told her it was my opinion to replace the entire roof very, very soon. ( yesterday). There was a roofer next door and she went next door and asked him for an estimate......
Meanwhile the realtor came and said the buyer was going to fix the dormers b/c they needed replacing.....
Everyone left except me and the seller came home at 12:00 for dinner. She asked what I had found and I told her I was under contract with the buyer and couldn't really discuss it. She said that she just went next door and asked the roofer for an estimate on the dormers and he informed her that the buyer wanted the entire roof replaced. She told me all this and that is when the fun began.
She asked what in the world was I thinking the roof was only 10 years old! I said it was at the end of its life and needs replacing which is why I suggest further evaluation. The whole time she was shaking here head no. She asked if she would have to pay for it, and if they could back out of the deal. I felt I was getting in hot water and told her I could not give real estate advice..She then asked what else I had found. I told her I couldnt discuss it, to which she replied you just discussed the roof! I told her not by choice and that the realtors would probably get with her by the end of the day..I hadn't gone underneathe yet either! As I was leaving she was heading next door again to the roofer. I feel sure she was going to ask him if the entire roof has to be replaced or if it is only the dormers. If he says only the dormers, I am thinking of asking him to put it in writing and give it to the first time home buyers. Maybe he can throw in a six month warranty also! ![icon_lol.gif](upload://zEgbBCXRskkCTwEux7Bi20ZySza.gif)