Buyer's agent fumbles repair request

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Q: My husband and I recently bought a move-up home. During our inspection period, we were told that there were some problems with the furnace (the home has central heating). We got bids from an HVAC contractor who was recommended by our agent, and the bid was almost $2,000. The sellers agreed to do the work, but wanted to use their own contractor, who agreed to do it at a lower cost. We didn’t care who did it, as long as they were licensed — and they were.

We closed escrow and moved in. Now that it’s starting to get cool at night, we decided to just run the heater and see how it worked — and it didn’t work!