Order a Pre-Listing Inspection to Avoid Surprises
A professional home inspector will identify concerns and issues and detail them in the inspection report. This information is especially helpful in preventing surprises when your buyer orders an inspection. You’ll already know the condition of the property and be aware of any issues.
Have Time to Make Repairs
Once you have the inspection report, you’ll next decide whether you want to fix the problems or leave them as-is and disclose them to the buyer. If you choose to make repairs, you can save money by handling smaller problems yourself. If you need to hire a professional, you’ll have time to shop around for the best quote. Learning about issues before the property goes on the market gives you adequate time to make repairs.
When problems are discovered during the buyer’s inspection, sometimes the buyer will insist on hiring a specific contractor. Repairs may be more expensive and you’ll have a deadline to get the work completed before closing. An advantage of conducting a pre-listing home inspection is that you can fix things on your terms, not the buyers.
Boost Buyer Confidence When You Order a Pre-Listing Inspection
If you have completed a pre-listing inspection and made repairs, showing the report and repair receipts to the buyer will increase their confidence in your property. Knowing the home has been cared for may encourage the buyer to put in a higher offer. Expect the buyer to order their own home inspection, but a good initial report will help them be more confident about the process and boosts their trust in you as the seller.
Pave the Way for Smooth Negotiations
When the buyer’s inspection is carried out and no problems are found, the buyer will have less room to negotiate on the price. As a result, the sales process will go a lot smoother. A pre-listing inspection reduces the stress of selling a home by minimizing unwanted surprises and time spent in negotiation.
All things considered, the benefits you get from a pre-listing inspection are greater than the cost of the report. If you’re thinking of selling your home, scheduling an inspection is a helpful first step in the process.
Griffin Home Inspection offers inspection services to buyers and sellers in Sumter County, SC, and the surrounding areas. If you’re putting your home on the market, contact us to schedule an appointment.