Monday, December 10, 2018

Why Do a Home Pre-Inspection?

The uncertainty of selling your home can be stressful. You’re left wondering if the timing of your home sale and your new living arrangements will line up right. Will you be able to get what you deserve for your home? Will the buyer follow through? One thing you can do to alleviate some of these concerns is to have a pre-inspection done before you list your home.

The cost of a pre-inspection will vary based on the age and size of your home. Although it may seem redundant because your buyer will likely insist on a new inspection as well, there are a few benefits to doing a pre-inspection.
- A clean inspection can give potential buyers peace of mind and make them more confident about submitting an offer on your home.
- You’ll know the true condition of your home’s systems and structure, including the heating and cooling, water heater, plumbing, electrical, attic, basement, exterior, and more. This will help you decide on a fair price for your home based on its condition.
-  Even if your pre-inspection reveals significant problems, you’re still a step ahead. If the problems aren’t discovered until after an offer is made, your buyer may back out of the deal. Knowing beforehand allows you to make the necessary repairs or take the issue into consideration when pricing your home.
 If you are considering a move in early 2019, now is the time to arrange for a pre-inspection to allow time to make any repairs that you may want to address prior to putting your home on the market.

Give me a call!  I have several excellent home inspectors I work with and can help you get the home inspection scheduled.  

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