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The inspector was really thorough and was patient in explaining to me what he was observing. He showed me where the shutoff valve was for the water and gave recommendations on various things. The report that was provided made sense and pictures were taken of some things that were found. The inspector was also very personable which put me at ease about asking questions. Thank you, Alex and Atlanta Property Inspections!

Dierra Morrow
Lawrenceville, GA

WOW! I can't even make this story up. In this very crazy market (June 2021) it seemingly takes 2 week closing (sometimes with *0* days due diligence!) to purchase a home. Anyway, Frank came recommended by another very reputable inspector, and I was fortunate he came!! The home we were looking at for my mother was a 1975 build and within 1 hour of the inspector being there a FIRE from an electrical panel broke out! Frank contained the fire, and was SO calm, had his team address the matter, was in touch with the agent and homeowner. He said in over 20+ years of him inspecting homes nothing like this had ever happened. Anyway the inspection was VERY thorough and Frank handled all matters very professionally. We will be working with Frank and his team on any home inspections in the future. I highly recommend!

Brigitte Chloe
Dunwoody, GA

Dustin was absolutely amazing. He did such a thorough job and was super friendly and helpful in explaining everything to me as a first-time homeowner. Highly recommend this company! Very timely and professional throughout the entire process as well!

Laura Leap
Buckhead, GA

Dustin was very knowledgeable and friendly and made my client feel confident in his explanations.  He was quick to point out the positives of the home he was inspecting.  His report was delivered within 18 hours of the inspection and had plenty of photos and very easy explanations in laymen's terms. I highly recommend Atlanta Property Inspections.

Teresa Smith
Brookhaven, GA

Atlanta property inspections gave me a very competitor quote and stuck to it for final pricing. They were able to get someone out to do the inspection so quickly. Frank and James were very thorough and helpful during the process they encouraged me to look at what they found, the good and bad, so I knew exactly what I am buying.  I couldn't have asked for a better inspection experience!

Erin Medford
Alpharetta, GA

Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. was referred to us by our realtor for our home inspection. Our inspector was Cary Cooper. He really took the time to answer all of our questions about his findings. We didn't feel rushed or that any question was too silly. He gave us peace of mind with a few of our concerns and was honest, even if we weren't to thrilled with the news. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely use (and refer)  Atlanta Property Inspections, Inc. in the future for any inspection needs.

Anna Avitia
Johns Creek, GA

We are relocating from out of state and we were in need of an inspection with a very tight turn around. We received incredibly thorough reporting and an availability to answer questions quickly. Cary Cooper’s professional and expert insight saved us from a potential health hazard. I would very much recommend Atlanta Property Inspection for any of your inspection needs!

Seema Terry
Roswell, GA

This was my first experience with Atlanta Property Inspections. Alex Sozonov was my inspector. Very oriented details and willing to explained all questions with professional knowledge. Report came into my email box late night. Clearly, it has been covered all details. Plus, show up on time.

Peter Miller
Alpharetta, GA

Thorough knowledge of items addressed in report. Home inspector was able to communicate any issues found with buyer and help explain the different items and their severity.

Sean Heenan
Roswell, GA

I would like to recommend Brandon for his excellent job during the inspection. He is very professional, thorough and is an expert in his field. I enjoyed his partnership during inspection, the knowledge he shared of the risks of certain issues was incredible. I am very glad that he inspected the house for us and wishing him more success in future.

Ravi Kumar
Atlanta, GA

01 2023

What to Do When a Seller Won’t Make Repairs After Inspection?

Not a single home is in perfect condition. However, home inspections are necessary to understand the minor flaws and the major problems a future homebuyer cannot ignore due to safety concerns. When you place an offer on a home, the real estate agent suggests that depending on what the home inspection provides, the offer may be subject to further discussion. When you receive the inspection report, be sure to read it carefully. You can always ask your inspector to explain any technical language used in reports if you think anything is unclear.

Negotiate To Reduce The Price

After the inspection, you can go over the details of the report and discuss the details with the homeowner. If the homeowner doesn’t agree to make the repairs you find important, you can do a few things. Of course, the first one asks the homeowner to drop the price. This might be quite beneficial for you.

Fix The Issues Yourself

You may also receive a professional’s opinion on whether the home will have increased value after you buy it and fix those issues yourself if the professionals tell you that the ROI of your improvements is high and worth your time and effort. You may just decide to buy the home and make those repairs yourself.

Walk Away

In the end, if you don’t have the time or the effort to make those repairs, you can always walk away from buying the house, especially if the overall situation doesn’t look so bright. Of course, you should always consult your real estate agent and the inspection company to make your final decision. But remember that walking away is a serious decision, and you want to make sure you’re not doing anything you will regret later. So, here are some of the questions you can ask yourself.

  1. Have you used all of your options to try and negotiate repairs?
  2. Do you have to move into a new home right away?
  3. Compare your choices; are they better or worse than that specific house?
  4. What is your budget?
  5. If you were to buy the house from a different homeowner, would the prices be similar or not?
  6. Do you have the time, effort, and money to make repairs yourself?


Remember to understand and empathize with both parties. A seller doesn’t have to make certain repairs; as a buyer, you don’t have to deal with a seller who doesn’t want to do repairs after a home inspection. However, even though choosing between the two options isn’t easy, you will have to choose and accept the consequences of that decision. In the end, assess all your options very carefully. If you need professional help regarding the entire home inspection process, we’re happy to inform you that Atlanta Property Inspection offers reliable home inspection in Atlanta, GA. Call our professionals to learn more about how our home inspectors can help you and schedule your appointment.