Get a Home Inspection.
Most buyers will have a home inspection of your property. Depending on what the inspector finds will determine whether or not your buyer will want to continue.
Usually the items are reasonably small but if you have a first-time home buyer most things will scare them. Depending on the severity of the item, they may back out.
One solution is to get your own home inspection. They usually run between $250-$300.
This way you will get ahead of the game. You will have the opportunity to fix things before the buyer has their inspection.
Many buyers are also having a hydro-static test and there has been an increase in problems concerning it. It would be a good idea to have this done, too.
Get A Home Warranty
Quite often a buyer will ask for you to provide a Home Warranty. Most Warranty companies has a "seller's coverage". Many companies offer this for free for the seller as long as the buyer's coverage is paid for at closing. This will protect you through the process if anything happened to your heat or air or hot water heater. It covers other things, too. You can review the coverages when you put the plan in place.
There are lots of other important things to prepare your house for sale. Staging and pre-packing are two very important things and most Realtors will advise their clients to do both of those.
If you do the Inspection and Home Warranty you will be way ahead of other sellers!
Pink House Team
Keller Williams Realty
7304 SW 34th
Amarillo, TX 79121