Most buyers out there wouldn’t dream of going ahead and purchasing a home without a formal home inspection. Smart home sellers can take advantage of this fact by having a professional home inspector thoroughly examine their house, before putting it up for sale.
A professional pre-listing home inspection will disclose any major deficiencies in the home’s physical structure, such as the roof, basement, foundation, walls & ceilings, electrical, plumbing, heating or cooling systems. Should any serious problems be found, sellers may then choose to have them fixed before marketing to prospective buyers.
Another way, if the pre-listing inspection turns up major problems, is for the seller to set a more realistic asking price. In addition to that, the inspector’s written report can be a sales tool, providing sellers with unbiased documentation of all their home’s good features. Buyers may feel more confident in making an offer as well knowing the home may very well be the right one for them and their families.
The right real estate agent should guide you into the right direction and provide a home inspector for you that will conduct the proper inspection and protect your investment.
T.K. Butler, Real Estate Sales Representative
HomeLife Cimerman Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage