As a real estate sales agent or a new home salesperson, do you know how to handle a request for having a ramp installed by one of your buyers or clients?
Is it considered a permanent structure by your local jurisdiction or a temporary one? Have you checked? Does it require any special materials or considerations?
Does it need to comply with ADA guideline? Is an inspection required?
Does the HOA have a say in the matter?
Something seemingly simple like putting in a ramp may not be all that easy and could cost you a sale. Find out now so you'll be ready when the question arises.
Steve Hoffacker, CAPS, CEAC, SHSS, is a licensed Certified Aging In Place Specialist - Master Instructor and best-selling author of aging in place books. To learn about this and other programs for aging in place or universal design, visit stevehoffacker.com or call 561-685-5555. Also, check out the "Aging & Accessibility" groups on Facebook and LinkedIn.