Buyers who don’t want to accept a property as-is can ask their agent to check Paragraph 7D(2) in the One to Four Family Residential Contract (Resale) and write in “repairs to be listed following inspections.”

Fiction. Altering the contract terms by adding language in Paragraph 7D(2) that does not list specific repairs could result in the agent being charged with acting negligently or incompetently if a complaint were to be filed in connection with the transaction. Buyers should only choose Paragraph 7D(2) and direct their agent to add repairs if the buyers know of specific repairs that they want the seller to complete at the seller’s expense.