Home sellers; eventually, your buyers are going to conduct their own home inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having a home inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways, such as but not limited to; it allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party. It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home. It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as mold, radon gas or active termite infestation or other pests, and it will give
you the opportunity to make any repairs ahead of time and remove all obstacles from the sale.
Getting a seller’s inspection before you list can potentially save money and headaches: Because of today’s high home prices, buyers are giving critical weight to home inspection results as they balance the condition of the property against the selling price. Buyers are coming to the negotiating table well informed and prepared. Since there is no such thing as a “perfect” house, even the best maintained homes generally has defects or problem areas of which even the most careful seller may not be entirely aware. Getting a sellers inspection will help make the whole sale process go easier.
Find out about any hidden problems and get them corrected in advance on your own terms. Otherwise, you can count on the buyer’s inspector finding them at the worst possible time, causing delays, and costing you more money. In either case, you’ll almost certainly have more headaches and spend more money. Think about it!
What if the buyer’s home inspector find a problem or even worse major problems, it can cause the buyer to get cold feet and the deal could fall through. At best, surprise problems uncovered by the buyer’s inspector will cause delays in closing, and usually you will have to pay for repairs at the last moment or reduce your home selling price.
What are the benefits of getting sellers inspection ? It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third party and price your home realistically. Refer to it as a checklist to make necessary repairs ahead of time by hiring a reasonably priced contractor or do them yourself. This way those defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.