As we prepare to head into the fall market, many sellers are asking, “What do I need to do to get my home ready for sale?” I suggest that you order a home inspection before putting your home on the market.
One of the advantages of ordering the inspection yourself is you won’t have any surprises during the process. As a seller, you think your home is in perfect condition, which is only natural. However, once your home is under contract, the buyer will be able to order a home inspection. In most cases, the buyer comes back with a whole list of items that they want to see repaired. That list will frustrate you, cost you thousands of dollars, and put you under a ton of pressure.
Getting an inspection before you put your home on the market allows you to know the exact condition of the home. You will be able to make any repairs before the property is listed or you will have the option to disclose certain issues to potential buyers. Making the repairs yourself to get the home ready for sale is a good way to maximize the potential dollar amount you can get on the property.
Ordering a pre-listing inspection also alleviates a lot of pressure. You will know what your home value is and you will know what kind of condition your home is in well before it hits the market, which makes for a smoother and happier transaction overall.
If you have any questions about preparing your home for the market or you need a home inspector, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!