That is the question. This blog is inspired by Carla Muss-Jacobs, Why this Buyer's Agent in Portland Thinks Pre Inspections are a GOOD THING. Carla brings up many good points about Buyers and their agents liking pre inspections of a home before it goes on the marketand I agree with her assessment completely.
Selling a home in the Guadalupe County Texas Market can have some challenges and one of those challenges happen during the inspection. This 2 to 3 hour block of time can be a nail biter for both the seller and the buyer but is a very necessary part to the home selling and buying process. With the amount of money invested into a home, buyers truly need to know what they are buying and they need to be reassured that they are not getting a lemon.
Here's the deal though. The main reason to get a Pre-Inspection is not for the buyer...it's for the Seller. Yep, that's right, you the Guadalupe County Texas Home Seller. Spending a couple of hundred dollars on a pre-inspection may potentially save you a ton of money and I know it will save you a headache. You see, Texas licensed inspectors will do their job and do it thoroughly. I can PROMISE you that during the home inspection, they WILL find stuff, stuff that you most likely didn't know about as a home owner. That doesn't make them bad people. They are trained and do their job well. They aren't trying to mess up the sale and ruin your day. They are hired by the buyer and that is their client. You the seller, are not.
The Pre Inspection ensures that there are NO surprises to you when you are selling your Schertz, Cibolo or Selma Texas home. If you hire a Texas licensed Inspector, you as the home seller will be their client and they can thoroughly explain everything they find to you. They can also give you very helpful advice on how and where to go and get things fixed BEFORE it becomes a part of the contract. As Carla mentions in her blog, with that pre inspection you will be able to do some repairs yourself. If you are handy or you know someone who is, you can get those minor things repaired before it becomes a problem. You will also have some say so on getting anything major repaired. You won't get that same say so once repairs become a part of the contract, especially with an FHA or a VA loan. Repairs that need to be done before a loan can fund will have to be done by licensed contractors and receipts and proof must be furnished before the sale can continue to the closing table. This could potentially cost you more money or derail the entire transaction.
Another plus on getting a pre-inspection of your Guadalupe County Texas home is that you can offer than as an incentive to the buyer. You don't have to of course, but it may be a plus. If the buyer chooses to use your inspection, you could save them a few dollars, thereby making the buyer happy and saving time on the overall transaction. This doesn't mean that the buyer will use your inspection, but they may and showing that you have put forth the effort will go a long way to showing the buyer that they are getting a great home.
So, just to summarize, Your Guadalupe County Texas Realtor® also thinks that getting a Pre-Inspection before putting your Schertz, Cibolo or Selma Texas Home on the market, is a very good thing to do.
If you would like information on selling your Guadalupe County Texas home call me, Brenda Mullen for your FREE MARKET ANALYSIS. I will thoroughly walk you through what you can hope to price your home at in this market so it will sell and present you my marketing plan that will expose your home to as many buyers as humanly possible!