The Importance of a Pre-Listing Home Inspection
Once homeowners decide to sell their property, they usually make various improvements to the household in order to make it more appealing to buyers, such as small repairs and extensive cleaning. One preparation that is often overlooked by sellers is getting a pre-listing home inspection. While repainting and cleaning the house makes the residence more attractive, a home inspection makes the home much more marketable and makes your experience as a seller less stressful.
By having a home inspection done before listing the property, you or your real estate agent will have a better idea of the actual value of your home and therefore can list the property at an accurate price by factoring in the areas that need improved. This also makes your property more marketable as your potential buyers have more confidence in the information you provide.
Not only does this make your home more marketable, it also avoids the stress that often occurs when buyers discover problems after making an offer. Notifying buyers up front about issues with the residence through a home inspection can save significant time and money. Being forthcoming gives you an edge in negotiations and ensures buyers won’t lower their offer upon discovering areas in disrepair.
To save money and time and to avoid unnecessary hassle, have a home inspection done on your home by a reputable company before listing your property. If you are planning to buy or to sell a home, contact Ross & Ross at (814) 274-8612. We will work hard to help you complete your real estate transaction smoothly.
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