Should Sellers get a home inspection before they list their house?
In a word: ABSOLUTELY!
Doing a thorough home inspection BEFORE you list your home can alert you to any hidden defects, damages, or potential safety issues that may need to be addressed. It will also build goodwill to potential buyers. Taking care of issues before listing will help your home sell more quickly and for more money!
What does a home inspection report include? Most reputable home inspectors will look closely at the exterior and interior of the home, the electrical and plumbing systems, condition of appliances, any damaged areas, pest and termite intrusion, insulation, ventilation, water damage, and more. The price of a home inspection is money well-spent, in our opinion, and provides you with a valuable reference resource with photos and recommendations. Depending on the square footage of the home, a typical price of a home inspection in the Houston/Peach/Bibb County areas will run you around $250 and up.
By knowing about any needed repairs ahead of time, you can take care of those, before a prospective Buyer points them out to you, and asks for a reduced price! In this competitive market, Sellers are wise to have their home in the best possible condition, to attract Buyers and the best price.
For more information about the importance of home inspections, please visit this article: https://www.moneypit.com/learn-it/buying-or-selling-home/home-inspection-tips-sellers/
For Buyers, we cannot stress enough the importance of getting a thorough home inspection, even on new construction. Don’t be pressured by a Builder to simply settle for a walk-through, prior to closing. By hiring the services of a licensed home inspector on a new, or older home, you can have the objective and professional opinion of an inspector who is working on your behalf to make sure your investment is a good one.
Here’s to health, happiness, and home sweet homes!
Please call/text Wes Sawyers at 478-957-7266 if you are interested in buying or selling your next home. Team Wes is happy to provide a listing of reputable home inspectors, upon request.
Posted on May 14, 2018 at 11:50 am by Wes Sawyers