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The “Clinical” Approach to Inspection Repairs

If you’ve ever landed awkwardly at a trampoline park, took flag football a bit too seriously or, heck, picked that (insert any object) off the ground juuuuuuust the wrong way, then you know how frustrating freak injuries can be.

They happen unexpectedly, they can be a hassle to diagnose, they take you away from the things you need to do (not to mention the things you’d like to do!) and, overall, they create added STRESS.

If you’re a Realtor or a homeowner, these symptoms may also remind you of…

Inspection repairs.

They’re unforeseen, a pain to quote, eat up your time and – because of what’s at stake if they’re not done right – they can be incredibly stressful!

The sad part: this is the expectation. Even if you have a go-to contractor or handyman, you know there’s a chance that – depending on timing and the nature of the repairs – you’ll be forced to scramble to get the solution you need.

But it doesn’t need to be this way.

Whether it’s a sprained ankle or a soggy crawl space, the best solution is the one that delivers a tried-and-tested game plan guaranteed to get things back to 100%.

(The faster, the better!)

Here’s how to approach your repairs “clinically” and get back on track.

1. Get a Proven Treatment Plan FAST

After you’ve been given the diagnosis (from the home inspector), you’ll want to get on the path to recovery IMMEDIATELY. You’ll want to know:

  • The treatment plan and, of course…
  • The cost of treatment

Yet, when it comes to figuring out the next steps with your inspection repairs, it can take DAYS to get the clarity you need. Reasons for this include:

  • Difficulty finding contractors (who are available)
  • Struggles scheduling site visit
  • Compiling different quotes from different trades

This is one pain point we’ve eliminated at PunchList. You can get an accurate estimate within 1 business day of your inspection – without site visits – and schedule repairs immediately (and get on with the “healing process”).

2. Go with the Specialists

For the best treatment plan, you’d naturally seek the best available professional – one who focuses exclusively on injuries like yours every day.

The more routine the injury (from the professional’s perspective), the more predictable your results.

The same applies to your repairs.

Make sure the contractors quoting your repair project are specialists who tackle repairs like yours day-in and day-out. With this approach, you can expect accurate pricing, faster turnaround, and better quality repairs.

3. Don’t Forget About “Bedside Manner”

No matter what kind of injury you sustain, the last thing you need is a doctor that is inaccessible, doesn’t check in or generally doesn’t show care for your situation.

Online reviews, referrals, testimonial videos – all of these are ways you would quickly determine which doctors show genuine concern for their patients (and those who do not).

So when it comes to your repairs, go online, read reviews, see what people are saying. Ideally, you’ll land a repair partner that is known for clear communication and transparency throughout the process.

When you add “care” to “speed” and “quality”, you can expect a trauma-free experience – no matter what bad breaks you get from your home inspection.