Does a Pre-listing Inspection make sense when Selling a Home?

 

Know Before you list

Even if you feel well prepared, and have done as much as you can to sell your home; get ready to brace yourself because the inspector (hired by the buyer) can find something wrong! As a seller, it is essential to understand a home inspector is meticulous, and it’s his/her job to find any issues concerning the property.

In most cases, properties have been kept in good condition, meaning that many of the problems needing fixed are both manageable and inexpensive. Although, the deal can be killed when a home inspector finds major concerns and deficiencies, added in with an unwilling seller that is not looking to negotiate.

When selling a house, make it a priority to have the property at its highest quality condition, and ready before any buyer arrives with their own hired inspector. One great way to make sure your home is ready is to contact a local home inspection company to assess the property prior to your home going on the market.

For sellers a pre-listing inspection lets you will know, in detail, what exactly needs fixing and repaired. This helps greatly, as you can take care of the repairs before you start to look for a prospective buyer.

Having your own inspection report handy with a list of the issues that have been fixed is helpful, and it has a positive effect when presented to potential buyers. You want to leave potential buyers with no doubt that the property is in the best shape and the right future home for them.

A pre-listing inspection does make sense, it’s the one service as a home seller that can give you the information that you need in order to make your home sale a success.

 

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