Why You Should Get a Home Inspection Before You List Your Home
Though most people assume that the buyers are the ones who get a home inspection done, the truth is, as a seller, you may want to think about it. There are many reasons why it might help you to have a home inspection completed before you list your home on the market.
Here are some reasons why.
You will have less stress throughout the whole process. Many buyers have a home inspection done to make sure that their home will pass one. This also gives you time to fix any problems that may occur, before you try to sell it. You also won’t have to worry about someone backing out of a sale because of something that is found on the inspection. You will know that your home is as good as possible, before you put it on the market.
It helps to speed up the whole process. If you already know that your home is going to pass the inspection, you can show current buyers that they won’t have to complete a home inspection. They also know that you set a fair price, because you know that your home is worth it.
That being said, if there are issues, and you aren’t planning on fixing them, your buyers will know exactly what they are getting into with your home. You will have to price your home to reflect any work that will be needed.
You won’t spend time on renegotiating after the inspection is done. Most of the time, after a home inspection is completed, there may be some renegotiating. Either you as the seller will need to fix these issues, allow the buyers to fix them now, or you will have to lower the price so that the buyers are able to buy the house and fix the problems.
Though you may not want to waste your money, the truth is that it can be helpful to have your home inspected before you put it on the market. You won’t have any surprises and renegotiations. You may have to fix a few things, but then you can list the home, knowing that it is a good home and is worth it!