Work with OfferPad to schedule a time for an inspector to come out and review your home.
An independent inspector will inspect the condition of your home at no cost to you.
Based on the inspection, we'll determine if we missed anything requiring a repair credit.
Because you sold to us, picking the day you wanted to close, all you need to do now is relax.
We're excited to buy your home, but we need to check a few things out first. We provide a free independent, third-party, inspection to identify any items that need repair, replacement or aren't up to code. The entire process takes around two hours.
We make this easy. Your dedicated OfferPad customer experience representative will contact you shortly after you sign the purchase contract to lock down an inspection date and time.
An independent home inspector and an OfferPad representative will arrive at the agreed day and time to take a look at your home. We will need full access to every part of your house, including the attic, roof, basement, and outdoor areas.
The inspector will perform an extensive examination of the home, looking for any items that may need to be repaired before the sale of the home can be completed. Some of the items may include A/C, electrical, foundation, roof, and termite issues, broken or damaged flooring, windows, cabinets, appliances, and plumbing issues, water damage, large drywall repairs, damaged exterior paint and pool & spa issues. Depending on the size of the home, the inspector will be there for around 2 hours.
The OfferPad property consultant will work independently from the third-party inspector, walking through the home to identify any issues that may affect our ability to sell the home. We may ask a few questions and take some pictures.
Shortly after the inspection, your customer experience representative will contact you with the findings.
Within a few days of the inspection, we will inform you of any issues or concerns discovered. We will determine if there was anything found that was not included/considered in the original offer request. If repairs are required, we will provide you a complete list of repair needed, and ask for a credit to cover the difference or ask you to professionally repair the items.
You have 3 options if the inspector determines repairs are required:
The easiest option is to let OfferPad take on the repairs by agreeing to credit the repair expenses to OfferPad at closing. In most cases, due to our volume and in-house resources, we're able to keep required repair credits to a low and reasonable price point. We simply ask for exactly what is needed to get the home ready for acquisition.
To move forward with this option, you would sign an addendum to the contract that defines the required repairs and costs. This solution means no money out of pocket, or work done by you.
You can pay to have a licensed contractor make all the identified repairs. OfferPad will provide the list of required repairs, and it would be up to you to ensure all is completed to current building codes. OfferPad will need proof of the work being completed, contractor name and license number, before and after pictures, receipts, and visible approval by OfferPad during the final walk-through.
We hope this doesn't happen, but if you aren’t willing to agree to the repair credits (if there are any), you are always free to cancel the purchase contract with no obligation. Keep in mind, these repairs will most likely have to be addressed regardless if you sell to us or try to sell traditionally. A potential traditional buyer will typically want these same issues fixed (or credited) before they agree to purchase your home.