Preparing Your Home for Sale
The smart homebuyer will have a home inspection done. The buyer will review it, and ask the seller for what he thinks are needed repairs. Most times, the seller will comply. However, there are those very skittish buyers that will come along, and think because the furnace is five years old, as soon as they purchase the house the furnace will break down, and they will have to replace it. As a matter of fact, they will think the house will fall into total shambles one week after they purchase it.
Talk to your agent about including a Home Warranty with the sale of your house. Ask your agent to supply you with the contact information for 2-3 home warranty companies. Contact the companies and see what type of coverage they are offering. Choose one, let your agent know, and request your agent include this information in all the advertising material for the house. Do not attach any stipulations to the Home Warranty, such as: Home Warranty with full price offer. Those days are gone. Offer the Warranty free and clear. This should give your buyers a level of comfort in moving forward with the purchase.
Sellers should have a Home Inspection done, and make every effort to have a clean Home Inspection to present to buyers. The seller combining a clean Home Inspection along with a Home Warranty , has made their property that much more desirable, and is letting buyers know they has gone the extra mile.