GABBY Dolechek learned to do handicrafts out of a sense of duty.
After buying her first house, she had a few takeaways that she shared with her 136,000 TikTok followers.
Gabby, whose TikTok name is Gabbydolechek, began sharing her ongoing home projects after buying a home that was infested with rats and bugs.
She recently posted a video sharing the top three lessons she will never forget.
1. The demonstration
Gabby suggests scheduling the demonstration and tour at a time when the vendors are not around.
She said when the owners are gone, they’ll be much more comfortable moving things around and checking for potential problems.
Unfortunately Gabby had them there during the performance and didn’t feel like she was really able to tour the house the way she wanted.
She also recommends not letting vendors stay after hours.
One reason is that she couldn’t see the house empty.
Largely because of this, she couldn’t see all the damage and animal droppings hidden behind the owner’s furniture and cabinets.
3. Longer inspection period
Eventually Gabby said he should ask for a longer inspection period.
Inspection periods can range from one to 30 days and are usually agreed upon by both parties.
They can be very helpful as buyers can meet with the inspectors afterwards and discuss any questions or concerns they have about the property.
Gabby also suggested not using an inspector, which a broker suggests.
She’s not clear in the video why she holds that opinion, but some say that because brokers work on a commission basis, they may not put your interests ahead of theirs.
That’s not always the case as there are many great real estate agents out there, but it seems to have happened with Gabby.
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