During the process of selling your home, one of the biggest nail-bitting moments can be when you are waiting for the inspections to come back on your home. If you are like most of us, you haven't thoroughly inspected your roof or electrical work with a fine toothed comb. Some of us have no idea what the inspector will have to say or what they will find. Some repairs that need to be made can be pretty pricey.
When you start to add up the repairs the buyer has requested, you can watch your net profit plummit quickly.
Why not know what is coming before you are blind-sided?
Conducting a Pre-Listing Home Inspection can help improve your list price, your net profit, and your piece of mind.
Here are some ways that a Pre-Listing Home Inspection can only help you in the long run.
This eliminates the waiting game and the suspense of receiving a repair request from your buyer. When you receive your report back from your home inspection prior to even putting it on the market, you will be fully aware of all of the major issues with your home (if any). You will be provided with a full report so that you can determine what needs to be repaired, or replaced, prior to listing your home.
Take Your Time
When you are made aware of any issues before you even list your home, you are not on anyone else's schedule. You can take all of the time you need to get quotes and schedule repairs. Many times when you receive a repair request from your buyer, you are on a time crunch. This can make your already stressful moving process, even more chaotic. Take your time, find the right people and the right prices for what you need to have repaired.
The Right Price
Once you have made any repairs necessary, you know that your home is "up to par". This can assist you when pricing your home for the current market know that you will make the maximum net profit possible. You can price your home accordingly so that you are not surprised by any last minute expenses due to home repairs.
It Can Help Your Buyer
In most cases, choosing to have a home inspection is at the discretion of the buyer. It is also at their expense. Providing your buyer with a customized report and proof of repairs could assist in the buyers actually waiving a second inspection. This will save them time, money and could help speed up the closing process.
It's All About the Buyers
Marketing your home at the time you list it as "Certified Move-In Ready" gives you a leg up in the market. This will also give your buyer a piece of mind when they are deciding on their new home and writing an offer. They are confident that there won't be any scary surprises. There have been cases where inspections have completely killed a deal because of their severity. This will ensure your buyers that your home is good to go!
Let us know if you are interested in a Pre-Listing Inspection.
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