Let The Buyer Find Repair Issues When They Have Their Own Home Inspection
This is something that I have often heard sellers say when I recommend that they get a home inspection prior to putting their home on the market.
Actually what they say is more like this: Why should I pay to have a home inspection? If there are any problems, let them find out on their own.
Whether they know of any issues or not, the primary reason for their rationale is that they want to save the cost of the home inspection.
I say I'd rather have you pay for a pre-sale inspection rather than let the lack of one cost you a sale.
I don't bother to go into 5 or 10 reasons a seller should have a pre-sale home inspection because in fact, there really is only reason that they should and here it is:
Anything, big or small, that the buyer's home inspector finds, runs the risk of running the buyer off and costing the seller a sale.
Think about it. Is that reason enough?
Of all the money that a seller can spend getting their home ready for sale, a pre-sale home inspection would probably be the money that is most wisely spent.
Sellers can spend $250 or $300 upfront or lose a sale on the back end. Do the math.