You find out what condition your home is in.
One of the biggest fears of most sellers is that when a buyer does get the home inspected, something will be discovered that kills the sale. T
But as the seller, you don’t have to wait for the buyer’s inspection. You can have your own done, and get ahead of any issues before listing the property for sale. By having a home inspection before hitting the market, you’ll find out the exact condition of your home.
Pricing the home accurately is much easier.
Choosing an accurate price for your home is one of the most challenging parts of the home sales process..The best way to choose a price is to work with a Realtor experienced in your market, but even the best real estate agent will struggle with pricing if the state of the home is unclear. Having an inspection before your house goes on the market ensures that you have all the facts, which makes setting a price much easier.
3. Minimize stress.
Not knowing if there is something wrong with your home adds a lot of stress to the sales process. Selling your home is never easy, to begin with. Worrying that the sale will fall through because of something that turns up during an inspection adds a thick layer of anxiety to your life that won’t go away until the sale closes.
Fortunately, you can wipe away that anxiety pretty easily. You just have to get your own inspection before listing. Something may or may not need to be fixed. A pre-listing inspection will let you know either way.
By getting the inspection done, you can feel much more confident about the current condition of your home.
You can make repairs.
The buyer’s inspection will uncover significant defects and you will be expected to repair them if you want to get full price for your home. The problem is that you will only have until closing to get the repairs done if you wait until the buyer’s inspection.
The limited time frame tends to put sellers on edge and leave them scrambling to get everything fixed in time. With a pre-listing inspection, you set your own schedule for repairs. There is no rush to list the property until you have made sure the home is in good shape.
You’ll be putting your home on the market with confidence you’ve corrected any large problems.
Less likelihood of negotiations.
Quite often buyers will use the home inspection as a point of asking for additional concessions. They will use the home inspection as a means to renegotiate the sale.
A pre-listing inspection helps you avoid the typical interactions that follow the buyer’s inspection.
Help improve the buyer’s confidence.
Anytime you can hand a buyer an inspection report that details the present condition of a home; you’re probably going to make them feel more confident about the purchase.