In many other areas of the country, sellers provide full inspection reports and disclosure information for prospective buyers to review before deciding to make an offer.
Have you seen the paperwork required to sell a California home recently? The listing forms and disclosures now total more than twenty pages, eight reports, and one booklet. The sale process includes thirteen pages or more, three certificates, several pages of disclosures, and supplemental escrow paperwork.
Even under the best of circumstances the sale of a home is usually an emotional process. A close friendship with one’s agent has both advantages and potentially serious drawbacks that should be considered before discussing a listing possibility.