In most real estate contracts, there's what's known as a home inspection contingency that allows you to escape the sale if you're not satisfied with the results. If the findings of the home inspection are not acceptable, you can withdraw from the transaction without any economic repercussions. If you don't agree with the inspection report, contact the inspector and ask to see photos or videos of areas where you disagree. Some aspects of a home inspection can be interpreted, but others are objective.
Additionally, keep in mind that different inspectors have different qualifications. Some states don't require any licenses or certifications from home inspectors. On the other hand, your buyers may have hired a licensed structural engineer to perform the inspection. If this is the case and the inspector identifies a structural problem, you may have less room to negotiate.
If you don't agree with the buyer's home inspection report, you have several options to resolve the situation. There are lists of general things home inspectors are looking for online, but if you're not an experienced professional, your eyes may not be as attentive to finding these things as inspectors. Instead, a home inspector will look for issues that the average, reasonable buyer considers important when buying the home. If you don't agree with the buyer's inspector, you could pay for someone else's inspection.
Still, you may be asked to make the changes suggested by the inspector, and if you (the seller) decline, you may end up finding a new buyer. You can reject the home inspection report if you don't agree with it, but that doesn't necessarily mean everything will go away. It can be difficult to know what to do after a home inspection that you don't agree with, but the first step is to stay calm and collected. A real estate agent could also take the conclusions to another party who would directly oppose the results, although this will not be impartial and will have a bias against them (so it's not necessarily fair).
If you're in this situation, read on to learn what to do when you don't agree with the results of your home inspection. The first thing to do is to review all of the details of your contract. Make sure that all of your rights are protected and that there is no language in your contract that would allow your buyers to back out of the sale without any repercussions. If there is language in your contract that allows them to back out without any repercussions, then it may be best to negotiate with them and come up with a solution that works for both parties. You should also consider hiring an independent inspector who can provide an unbiased opinion on any issues that were identified in the original report. This will give you an opportunity to get a second opinion on any issues that were identified and will help ensure that all parties involved are on the same page. Finally, it's important to remember that while it can be difficult to disagree with a home inspector's findings, it's important to remain calm and professional throughout the process.
Negotiating with buyers can be tricky and it's important to remember that they are likely just as frustrated as you are. Try to remain open-minded and work together towards a solution that works for both parties.