Planning to Sell Your Home? Here’s How You Can Benefit From a Pre-Listing Inspection
If you have thought about selling your home this spring, now is the time to begin preparations for listing it on the market. You probably have a long checklist already and adding one more item and cost seems unnecessary. However, you can benefit from a pre-listing inspection and improve the outcome of your home sale.
Present Your Home In the Best Light to Buyers
When your home is for sale, it will be scrutinized by potential buyers. Agents and hopeful homebuyers scour the market for the most desirable homes at reasonable prices. Your home will be compared to countless other properties, so you want to present it in the best condition possible.
One benefit from a pre-listing inspection is that an unbiased third party inspector will bring issues to your attention that might hinder the sale of your home. If you fix these issues before a potential buyer sees the home, it has a much better chance of attracting interest and selling more quickly.
2. Reduce the Likelihood of Surprises in Escrow
One of the reasons a real estate deal falls through is when the buyer’s inspection report shows issues that the buyer didn’t know about and the seller is unwilling to fix. Eliminating these surprises is a benefit from a pre-listing inspection.
3. Save Money When Preparing the Home For Sale
If a surprise issue does come up in the buyer’s inspection and the buyer requests that it be fixed before completing the sale, you as the seller will have to rush to find a contractor to complete the job. There is likely no time to get estimates from contractors as recommended. Even if it is a repair you could complete yourself, the buyer may request that it is done professionally.
By scheduling a pre-listing inspection, you can save money by completing repairs yourself or shopping around for the best-priced contractor. When you need something done on a strict timeline, you have to pay top dollar.