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After rounds of counter offers we sold our home. The buyer did their inspection and then there were more inspections and another round of negotiations. Just when I thought we were done, my agent called to tell me the buyer wants to come back yet again – this time to take some measurements. I don’t understand why they didn’t measure when they were here so many times before. I still own the home and am extremely tired of these constant intrusions. Am I required to let the buyer back in my home whenever they want?
Dear Fed up,
Congratulations on making it through the inspection negotiations, this is often difficult and it’s great that you have moved past this stage. I understand that it is difficult to lose the privacy of your home during the selling process. Now that you are busy packing and making your own moving arrangements constant visits by the buyer are an inconvenience.
Once the buyer has removed their investigative (inspection) contingency, the standard real estate contract only grants one more visit by the buyer. This is the final walk through which takes place approximately 5 days prior to escrow closing. In answering your question: unless your contract states something to the contrary you are not required to allow this additional visit by the buyer. And they certainly could take measurements during their final walk through.