Three True Stories of Real Estate Clients (Part 3 of 3)

Part 3

Who wants to hear some good real estate stories?  In my 12 years as a Realtor®, I’ve run into many situations worth sharing with you, dear reader, with the hopes you find them informative and fun.

“Oh…I didn’t think I needed a permit for that!”  A permit from the town’s building department is required when finishing a basement or remodeling that involves electrical or plumbing.  Window replacements definitely require a permit.  Be sure that you or your contractor obtain one before work begins to avoid trouble down the road.  What kind of trouble?  When you are selling your home, the buyer’s Realtor® will check the town records.  No permit?  At a minimum, the town may invoke a fine to issue one after the fact.  At a maximum, the town may require you to remove the sheetrock from a finished basement wall to inspect the plumbing and electrical work.  Yes, this really happened to a client!  Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

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