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Thinking of Selling? Consider a Pre-Home Inspection

Posted by VIP Realty on Thursday, May 9th, 2013 at 2:15pm.

There are often an endless number of things to fret over when selling a property. And, for most homeowners, the pinnacle of stress usually comes during the home inspection. Often times, home inspections can cost sellers money, and even a real estate deal. So, it only makes sense to consider a pre-inspection when selling your home as to eliminate the stress of a home inspection.

What is a pre-home inspection?

A pre-home inspection is a home inspection paid for by the seller before listing their home for sale. Instead of waiting to find out a home’s problems when the buyer requests a home inspection, the seller has a home inspection completed before they even list their home. There’s nothing quite like having the shock of a poor home inspection hit you after you’ve made a deal to sell your home. In other words, if you don’t like surprises, a pre-home inspection is almost always worth the couple hundred dollars it will cost you for a home inspection.

What are the advantages of a pre-home inspection?

The major advantage of doing a pre-home inspection is being able to discover things that may need remedied, fixed or replaced. For example, if you are selling your home and the home inspector during your pre-home inspection tells you that your electric panel needs upgraded, you can do so before listing it for sale. There will be no need to wait for repairs or haggle with the buyer over the cost of repairs.

Another advantage of having a pre-home inspection is that buyers will appreciate your efforts. You can include your pre-home inspection in your marketing plan, and include the results of the home inspection so potential buyers can review it.

Will a pre-home inspection eliminate the need for the buyer to perform a home inspection?

Although most buyers will still want to perform their own home inspection, you can rest assured knowing that your home is in order and that there are no large repairs needed or serious problems with the house, which will make your job as the seller a much easier one.

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