As you get ready to list your home for sale, you want to get it on and off the market as quickly as possible. This is especially important when you are also looking for your next house while selling your current home. Invest in a pre-listing inspection to find the right balance between a fast sale and the most profit. What are some of the benefits of having a home inspector visit your property?
Simplify the Negotiation Process With a Pre-Listing Inspection
A pre-listing inspection involves an experienced home inspector visiting your property to look for various defects that could complicate a home sale. You streamline the negotiation process by addressing these problems ahead of time and avoid paying a premium for repairs that the buyer’s preferred contractor makes. Your inspection helps you to price your home accurately so that you don’t need to lower it in the future when the buyer’s inspector discovers problems.
Avoid a Second Inspection
Especially in competitive housing markets, buyers are incentivized to act as fast as possible to get a home with everything they want. When you have taken time to have a pre-listing inspection completed ahead of time, there is a decent chance that a buyer might accept your inspection and not have their own performed. By avoiding a buyer’s inspection, you speed up the sale process by weeks or months and save everyone money.
Price Your Home Correctly
A pre-listing inspection is not just beneficial for you; it is also an excellent way for you to learn more about the property and provide your real estate agent with accurate tools for pricing your home. It is not easy to price a house correctly the first time, and it is virtually impossible to do so when the home has not been inspected in a long time. At the end of your inspection, the inspector will provide you with a detailed report covering the strengths and weaknesses of your property.
Get More Control Over Repairs With a Pre-Listing Inspection
If you do not have a pre-listing inspection and instead have the buyer’s inspection serve as the first inspection, there is a good chance that you will learn about new problems with your property that require repair. Unfortunately for you, the buyer may request their preferred contractors, electricians, and plumbers, and you will be responsible for covering the costs. If you want to make repairs at your pace and with your budget, a pre-listing inspection is the best way to do so.
Pro Home Inspection Services provides home inspections to Charleston and the Grand Strand. Contact us to schedule an appointment.