3 Ways an Inspection
Helps You Sell
Like many homeowners, you might be hoping to capitalize and sell your property for a pretty penny. Who knows, maybe you’ll even make enough for the beach house you’ve been eyeing, or for a long vacation getaway.
But first, you’ll need to get your home ready to sell. And getting an inspection may be one of the best ways to do that.
Inspections can shed light on potential issues, and alert you to necessary repairs before listing your home. You might even fetch a higher asking price if the inspection shows that your home is in better condition than others in the area.
All in all, an inspection can...
1. Uncover Issues Before Going Under Contract
A home inspection can highlight details that might concern potential Buyers, and serves as a repair guide before listing. Pro Tip: You should fix any issues that pose a safety hazard.
2. Gauge Your Pricing Expectations
Inspections help you get a handle on what condition your home is in, and what price it might fetch. Pro Tip: A clean inspection report, or proof of recent repairs, can help Buyers feel more confident in making an offer.
3. Prevent Closing Delays
If issues crop up during the Buyer’s inspection, it could delay closing due to repairs, or prolonged negotiations. The Buyer could even pull their offer altogether. Pro Tip: Fixing issues before listing the home can improve the outcome of the Buyer’s inspection, and that could mean less negotiation on the whole.
Keep in mind that a Seller's inspection comes with an upfront fee, and you’ll be legally required to disclose any issues the inspector finds that are unsafe. However, it can certainly be a benefit. Afterwards, we can discuss the report to see how repairs could affect your home’s market value.