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It Usually All Comes Together

By Drew Burchette, July 9, 2019

As a buyer’s agent you always get the call from the listing agent right after the inspection: How did things go today? For the house that Denise & Justin just bought, the answer was: There wasn’t any one thing that was really bad…but good grief, there is a lot of stuff!

The big items usually are: roof, sewer line, radon, oil tank & electrical system. On this inspection all of those items were just fine. But we found asbestos in the attic insulation, rats in the crawl space, an HVAC system from the Clinton-Era along with some needed updates. Each one of those items is not exorbitantly expensive, but together they combine to a healthy chunk of change. At one point the buyers were “80% out of this deal”.

We worked our way through each repair and either developed a comfort level with it or found someone to fix it. Rather than having the seller do any repairs, we negotiated a hefty credit so the buyers didn’t have to spend much on their closing costs. It turned into a win-win. Like I always say: where there is a will, there is a way. In this transaction the will ebbed and flowed, but we all found a way in the end.

Drew Burchette

Principal Broker

I arrived in the real estate business over a decade ago and have since helped scores of people buy and sell their homes. The groundswell that I created in my practice is rooted in the relationships that I have nurtured over the years. My style is educational, and I see myself as the coach and leader of your real estate transaction. My coaching is geared towards empowering you to make informed decisions that will lead to your best possible outcome. I excel at asking the questions that get to the heart of the matter which in turn enables a smooth sale process. Away from the office I am passionate about so many things, but it all begins and ends with my family. My boys are both in elementary school and parenting is an ongoing challenge and joy for my wife and I. We love to travel around Oregon, the East Coast, Mexico and beyond. My passion for surfing, kiteboarding, and fishing help to keep me grounded in life. Read more reviews
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