Eight Reasons You Should Have a Home Inspection BEFORE Listing

Eight Reasons You Should Have a Home Inspection BEFORE Listing

Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection before closing on your home. A smart seller finds out what to expect from that inspection. How? By getting there first with a pre-listing home inspection.

How does a home inspection before listing help sellers?

  1. First and foremost, you’ll see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
  2. It will help you price your home realistically.
  3. You’ll be able to make repairs ahead of time so defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks.
  4. You can help prevent Use and Occupancy Permit delays.
  5. An inspection before listing gives you time to get reasonably-priced contractors for repairs or make them yourself.
  6. A home inspection before listing may relieve a prospective buyer’s concerns or suspicions. Buyers without concerns are more likely to waive an inspection contingency.
  7. Adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement reduces your liability.
  8. The inspector may find items that need immediate attention. Examples include radon gas or active termite infestation. You must address these concerns for the safety of your family and visitors to your home.

You should make copies of the inspection report and receipts for any repairs available to potential buyers.

Getting a home inspection before listing your house will pay off when it comes time to close. Contact 3-D Home Inspection today to find out more about why home inspections are not just for buyers anymore.

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