REAL TALK Real Estate Blog

Good morning! Since today is closing day for two of our sellers and one of our buyers, I thought I’d take a minute to discuss the pre-closing inspection.

Huh? What’s a pre-closing inspection? (And didn’t you already have one done as part of the buyer’s conditions?)

Not to be confused with a home inspection, which is usually performed by a certified inspector, the final walk-through of a home is typically completed by the buyer’s agent and his or her buyers. During COVID, it’s sometimes completed by just the buyer’s agent. It usually takes about 15-20 minutes and we check the property to confirm it’s in satisfactory and acceptable condition as per the terms of the Agreement of Purchase and Sale.

For example, in addition to ensuring that the property is clean and vacant, we make sure that any included appliances are present and operational, the hot and cold water are working, sinks are draining, toilets flush and any remotes for garage doors,...

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Oh hi. It’s Karen.

Welcome to our first "real" blog post! To be honest, I’ve been thinking about starting this blog for awhile now. And yet this first post has always been the showstopper for me. So today, as I sit in the EXIT office in Greenwood for my duty shift, I decided to rip off that proverbial bandaid and get this thing going.

So here we are. Hi.

What can you expect from Real Talk?
Well of course there will be a little bit about me, my teammate and partner Pete and how we’re living our best lives here in the spectacular Annapolis Valley. LOL. More seriously, we’ll cover what we like, what we don’t and you’ll definitely get to know each of us a little better.

But since you’re on our real estate website and we are both licensed REALTORs® in Nova Scotia, I’m sure you won’t be shocked to learn that the focus here will be real estate. Yep – straight-shooting the local housing market conditions, offering up advice and...

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