Why Home Sellers Need a Home Inspection
A home inspection prior to listing your home may result In getting top dollar for your home.
One of the main reasons a home sale transaction can fall apart, is the inspection. This happens when something unanticipated is discovered during the buyers’ inspections of the property, and the buyers and sellers can’t agree on a remedy. Why wait for the buyer’s inspector to find unknown defects (issues), hire your own inspector first. With the obtained knowledge you will be in the drivers seat. Simply disclose the deficiencies upfront, therefore eliminating stressful last minute negotiations.
A seller’s report is not meant to replace buyer’s inspections. It’s to uncover defects in advance so that the buyer’s inspections don’t become deal-breakers.
Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:
- It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a neutral third-party.
- Helps you to price your home realistically.
- Permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won’t become stumbling blocks to a negotiation.
- You have time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
- Alerts you of items of immediate personal concern.
- It may relieve a prospective buyer’s concerns and suspicions.
- Reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
- Alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
- Simply disclose the found deficiencies up front, eliminating stressful, last minute negotiations.