January 30, 2019
Benefits of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection
When you decide to sell your home, should you have a home inspection done prior to listing? Hiring an independent inspector would allow you to get ahead of the game and reduce the stress of the overall process. Though hiring an inspector is out-of-pocket money, consider these benefits of an inspection before putting your home on the market.
You will know the exact condition of your home.
This may seem redundant, but having an inspection done before a potential buyer is involved is extremely advantageous. You will eliminate being blindsided by an unexpected problem that could be the tipping point during a sale, because you will know the exact condition of your home. The key here is to make sure you are working with a skilled home inspector to ensure all issues are identified. Reach out to your real estate agent for a reference in your area.
Pricing your home will be much easier.
Knowing exactly what condition your home is in will allow you to price your home most accurately, which is one of the more difficult steps in selling your home. With all the information on your home clearly outlined, you can work with your real estate agent to set the perfect price point.
The stress of making repairs will decrease.
Unlike if you wait until the buyer’s inspection, if you decide to have a pre-listing inspection done, you are setting your own schedule on when major repairs need to be done. Waiting for the buyer’s inspection will give you a limited amount of time before closing to accomplish the repairs. Your real estate agent will advise which home repairs yield the best turnaround and highest selling price.