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If you’ve ever sold a car, you probably spent time making it look as pretty as possible, cleaning it inside and out. You might have also shelled out for some minor maintenance. After all, a car is a major purchase.
So think about selling a house. If you expect someone to make what could be the biggest purchase of a lifetime, you want to ensure you’re selling a good product.
But how do you honestly assess your home? Here are some reasons to get a prelisting home inspection — and what to do with the findings.
A home inspection could save you money
If you don’t fix problems in your house and they show up on the buyer’s inspection report, you can reduce your asking price. But that’s not always the best financial solution.
“Typically, you will pay less for repairs if you do them in advance because buyers might add on extra to pad for unexpected repair costs,” says Ryan Gibbons, a New Jersey real estate agent.
It could speed up the sales process
Getting your house in the best shape possible should speed up the sales procedure.
“In order to ward off a long process of back-and-forth negotiating, if the repairs are already identified and completed, it could transform the time the house is on the market,” says Chantay Bridges, an agent based in Los Angeles.
You can feel empowered
“Having a preinspection done can give the seller a competitive edge in a buyer’s market,” says Rhonda Duffy, an Atlanta real estate broker and consumer advocate.
If you’ve done everything possible to ready your home for sale, you can list it with your head held high, which helps in the negotiation process. On the other hand, if you haven’t fixed a known fault and are just hoping the buyer doesn’t bring it up … well, that’s not ideal.
What are the deal breakers?
It’s all well and good to guess what a prelisting inspection might show, but the real issue is finding out what the typical deal breakers are for most buyers so you’ll know what you should seriously consider fixing. Recruit your agent for advice on what is a deal breaker in your market.
Brace yourself — most deal breakers are costly to repair:
- Foundation issues
- Gas leaks
- Outdated electrical system
- Water damage
- Roof problems
- Rotted fascia or trim
- Leaky pipes
- See more at: https://www.trulia.com/blog/sellers-pay-prelisting-home-inspection/#sthash.C4C9pzVz.dpuf
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