Pre-Listing Inspections

You might be wondering if a pre-listing inspection of your home is worth the cost, considering a potential buyer will likely do their own inspection. While, yes, you will have to pay for this inspection, there are far more advantages to doing a pre-listing inspection before your house goes to market.

  • You Learn The Condition of Your Home – The pre-listing inspection will eliminate the fear and stress that a home inspection with a buyer can bring. Since a home inspection comes after an offer is already made, the risk of losing a buyer due to a home inspection is very much a reality and can kill the sale of your home. When you learn about the condition of your home before it goes to market, you have a chance to learn what might impact the sale of your home.
  • Make Repairs – The advantage of a pre-listing inspection will allow you to make any home repairs that may scare a new home buyer from the purchase of your home. As a bonus, you will be able to use the repairs as features to attract buyers.
  • Price Impact – This type of inspection may help your realtor better price your home to attract the right buyer. This might even result in asking for a higher price point for your home.
  • Negotiation Process – Home inspections typically result in new negotiations. When you get a pre-listing inspection, the chances of that happening are far less. Since negotiating can be an exhaustive process, this may decrease the stress in selling your home.
  • Attract Confident Buyers – When you can go to the housing market with a pre-listing inspection, buyers know that you are a serious seller and take the care of your home seriously as well. This builds confidence among potential buyers and will help you attract the right one to your home.

This article originally appeared on Spectora