Just tell it like it is

Due to influence of markets in other states, some brokerage firms require their seller to complete a “Sellers Disclosure” form at the point of listing. That’s a fine practice to have in place in states that do not have Caveat Emptor, but in Alabama that just complicates the issue. The seller of real property in Alabama is not obligated to disclose any defects except defects that affect health and safety; unless the seller is asked a specific, direct question about a deficiency. It is solely the responsibility of the buyer to investigate and determine a homes condition prior to closing on a sale. Charles Sowell, Senior Counsel for the Alabama Real Estate Commission has stated it plainly in an article entitled, “Caveat Emptor vs. Seller Disclosure.”