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Home Inspections Are Important! By Cindy Schorno, Managing Broker for Yelm Real Estate

This sweet 1,200 sq. ft home with 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms on a large corner lot in Yelm had been a rental for 10 years. When the owner called me to list the property I recommended a home inspection and boy was that a good call! The crawlspace needed attention! (Thanks Larry Stamp at Cameo Home Inspections!) Other issues were on the report too.  Seller put in the work to get any major issues taken care of and the Buyer was fully informed of what issues were left to address. In a market of multiple offers so many times a Buyer steps their offer up and waives the home inspection in order to beat out another offer! Unless you are extremely knowledgeable in the construction industry, don't do it!!! Buyers NEED to know what they are buying and any repairs needed for the future.  
We listed this home for $359,900 and it sold with over 5 multiple offers for $400,000. No negotiation once the deal was signed. The property closed in June, 2022. The Seller was happy, the Buyer was happy and I was happy to have done my job right! 
Here's what the Seller had to say: 
Cindy was recommended to me this winter by a family member. She sold my son’s house which I had inherited. From the beginning, she helped me get a licensed home inspector (I had never lived in the house), found reliable people to do the repairs, and helped me with any legal or real estate issues that arose. Whenever I had a question, Cindy would answer the same day or within 24 hours. She was always accessible. If, and when, I sell my own home, I will have Cindy by my side. She is knowledgeable, helpful, reliable, and a most pleasant person. Nancy C. Thurston County
With rising interest rates 6% (Ouch!)  and the slowing down of home sales in Thurston County and other areas, the window to sell for top dollar is quickly coming to a close. Sell  your home before the window of opportunity is gone, visit my website at or email All Market Analysis's are free to Sellers!