Energy, ample time, and in some cases, money is required when getting your home ready to list for sale can be a big project. Your home may be in need of flooring, fresh paint, and fixtures due to an outdated style. Additionally, repair concerns that have not been addressed and neglected maintenance as a more significantly issue. Where some potential buyers want a home that won’t need serious repairs or renovations, others may base their buying decision solely on the cosmetic appeal of a home. Ordering a home inspection as part of the sales process is increasingly common for buyers. As a seller, you could be proactive by ordering a pre-listing home inspection right now or dealing with the results of the buyer’s home inspection. Today, we at JMark Inspections would like to discuss the benefits of a pre-listing home inspection services. As you get your home ready to list on the market, you likely have a limited amount of time and money available. To increase cost and extend your timeline ordering a pre-listing home inspection may appear. The pre-listing inspection, however, will help you enjoy an easier sales process because of the hosts of advantages.
Pre Listing Inspection Helps You Prioritize Needed Home Improvements
While also updating the décor, in many instances, homeowners do not have the luxury of restoring their home to like-new condition. A pre-listing home inspection helps you to accomplish this goal by prioritizing home improvement efforts in terms of importance and return on investment. To improve your property’s condition, the inspection report documents repair and maintenance work that is required. Minor cosmetic repairs, and those that fall somewhere in between to more than that, the report will help you prioritize the items in terms of serious safety concerns.
Fewer Setbacks After a Seller Inspection
To the buyer, you can provide a copy of your pre-listing home inspection. To prove to the buyer your home is in great condition and there is nothing to hide, home inspections are ideal. To reduce the chances of surprises coming up, the buyer will probably order their own inspection anyway. Also, before closing may also be bypassed, delays related to negotiations and buyer requests to make repairs.
Seller Inspection Leads to a Good Negotiation
After the buyer reviews the inspection report, negotiations about property condition may occur when the initial offer is made or during the contingency period. The stress of these negotiations can be avoided by presenting the buyer with a property that has a clean bill of health upfront. You may enjoy a more relaxed process altogether.
Financial Benefits of Pre Listing Home Inspection
There may be costs associated with making repairs based on the inspection report details while there is a cost to order a pre-listing inspection. If significant repair work is needed, consider that buyers may be less willing to make a full-price offer. They may negotiate more heavily for a better deal, if buyers have to spend their time and energy make repairs. You could close with a price very close to your asking price or higher because you take the financial question marks associated with property condition out of the equation.