Are you looking to sell your property? If so, you’re going to need an understanding of any potential issues the property might have, or any lingering problems you may have noticed but not identified.
Before you list, it’s time to hire an inspector that you trust – someone who is competent and will do a professional, thorough job. A skilled and honest inspector will reveal all issues or things “of note” throughout the property.
This step in the selling process is important for two reasons.
First, it allows you to have a better understanding of the current state of your property. Second, it gives you an opportunity to fix any issues that may arise during the inspection before you go to market. That way, when you have an interested buyer, they won’t get scared away by a minor issue that might appear far more significant during their inspection.
This process is especially important when you’re dealing with first-time buyers that can be easily thrown off by small snags. They’re looking out for every little thing that might be a red flag. By getting ahead of these issues, you’re potentially saving a sale before you even get to that crossroads.
Another important reason to have your own inspection completed is that different inspectors have different opinions. When you bring in your own professional, it gives you a little bit more negotiating power: if they have an opinion about something that is then mentioned in the buyer’s inspection, but the other inspector has a different opinion, you can have them discuss what they saw and come to an informed conclusion.
In sum, a pre-sale inspection is for the seller’s protection. It gives them a better understanding of what the current state of the property is and provides an opportunity to fix any small issues or lingering problems before their home hits the market.
Have more questions about which pre-listing steps you should be taking? Our team has answers! Drop us a line via email, phone, or social media. We’ll be happy to help you work your way through the process.