Several of my favorite posts on Active Rain are from home inspectors. Buyers love them, Sellers hate them and agents don't always recommend them in fear of losing a deal. My thoughts are why would you not want to lose the deal if something were wrong rather than wait to get sued down the road? That got me thinking about the timing of the home inspection. Almost every house sold is going to have an inspection so why not get one before it sells? Matter of fact why not get one for your home whether it is for sale or not? How much extended damage could have been an easy repair had the seller did a home inspection as part of his/her routine maintenance? Today's post by Clint McKie had damage to a chimney cap that if caught soon enough could be relatively easy fix for little or no money but left unchecked could be in the thousands of dollars in damage. Today's post by Jay Markanich talks of a loose toilet that if fixed right away would be pretty cheap but left alone could run into the thousands in damage. If either of these people would have done inspections prior to listing their home they would have had everything repaired and the house ready for sale as well as cutting the repair dollars to a minimum. Home Inspection Timing is critical for sellers wanting a smooth transaction. So don't wait to sell your home to get one, do it today as part of your routine maintenance. Best of luck in all you do and thanks for reading.
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