Selling your home tip #5: Home Inspection

Buying a home is one of the biggest investments many people will ever make.  As a seller, you can help prospective homebuyers feel more confident about their home purchasing decision by having your listing inspected.  This may also help reduce certain pre-closing issues from arising.

A pre-inspected home may help avoid renegotiations and offer seller and buyer both the peace of mind that comes from knowing the true condition of the home.  If all parties know the condition of the house prior to the offer, there should also be no reason for renegotiation later.

Sometimes, the home inspection will reveal items that should be repaired immediately and allows the seller to address them before the house goes on the market.  This can help avoid many issues, such as a buyer walking from the deal or wanting to adjust the purchase price.  This will also show the buyer and their agent that you have been proactive.  Alternatively, a seller may choose to use the information provided to reduce their proposed asking price instead of making the repairs.  Either way, the buyer and their agent will know that you have been proactive.

When it comes to finding the right home inspector, your RE/MAX agent is your best source for recommending someone.  Once the inspection is completed,  you will be able to determine what the next steps are in preparing your home for sale.