House inspections occur before you put your home on the market and close on it to a new owner. Selling inspections are encourage to all home sellers, whether you live in the home still or not, and prior to letting a new owner take over. This serves as a form of protection so that if an inspector finds something wrong with the home, you can have it altered or fixed before it affects the new potential owner. Not disclosing damages or hazards to the home to the new owner can result in potential and unwanted legal action against you, depending on the circumstances. Save yourself the trouble and having a selling inspection before putting your home on the market!
Seller inspections are performed by our professional home inspectors on behalf of the seller or homeowner. When you’re looking to sell your home, providing proof of an inspection beforehand can increase interest in your home, reduce the amount of time it stands idle on the real estate market, and ultimately save you time and money. If you, as a seller, don’t provide a home inspection prior to putting your home on the market, you should be prepared for the potential buyer to have a buyer’s inspection on the home before it finally closes.
The timing of your inspection is vital as you want it to take place before you’ve actually listed your home on the market for resell. You’ll also want a selling home inspection completed before you hire in a real estate agent to represent you so that your agent can adequately market the home without false pretenses. If you aren’t dealing with clients or potential buyers directly, your agent should be fully aware of the home’s benefits and build standards, so that your agent doesn’t misinform potential buyers during the negotiation or selling process.
Reducing Time on the Market
Having a seller inspection on your home can reduce the amount of time that it spends on the market. It can also help you save on real estate agent fees and any extra costs associated with selling your home, especially if you’re already living and paying monthly resident fees on a new property. A seller inspection ensures appeals to potential buyers more as it saves them costs on a buyer inspection after a home sale, and it makes them more likely to show interest in your home if they know a professional inspection has already been performed.
Value and Price
Having a professional inspect your home as a seller can also help add value to your home in the final stages of selling. If your home is listed on the market with a seller’s inspection, more interested buyers are less likely to require their own buyer’s inspection after showing the initial interest. If you want to justify your asking price on your home’s final sale and enhance the value of your home as a whole, providing proof of an unbiased yet professional home inspection prior to selling is the way to do so.