If you are getting ready to put your home on the market, you may not realize that you could benefit from a pre listing inspection. While this is an inspection that you have to pay for out of your pocket, you may find that the benefits outweigh the cost of the inspection. JMark Inspections is here to talk about the many benefits that can come from choosing to have a pre listing inspection performed on your home before you put it on the market.
Important Repairs Can Be Made Before Selling the House
During a pre-listing inspection, the inspector will walk through the house with a fine tooth comb to find any existing or potential problems that may be there. This will make your home show much better when you do decide to place it on the market. Even if you decide that you don’t want to make the repairs that the inspector recommends, you are able to let any potential buyers know of the issues upfront.
Smoother Real Estate Transaction After a Seller Inspection
There may be issues that arise during a pre-listing inspection; the same issues that would come up during the buyer’s home inspection. When problems are found, there are usually lengthy negotiations that take place between the buyer and the seller. When the seller is aware of the problem upfront, they aren’t blindsided by the problem and are ready to make the negotiations that are needed. This will reduce the amount of time spent going back and forth.
Pre Sale Inspection Helps Accurately Price the Home
Whether the sellers decide to make any repairs on the findings of a home inspection or not, getting a pre-listing inspection can help them list the home appropriately to reflect that. If you aren’t planning to make repairs, you should list the home lower and explain to potential buyers that they are getting a lower price as a result. In turn, making the repairs gives the seller the opportunity to ask for the home. This can help the real estate agent just as much as the homeowner in this portion of the process.
Pre Listing Inspection Builds Trust Between Sellers & Buyers
When you are upfront and honest about the condition of your home from the very first meeting with a potential buyer, it will help to build trust between the two parties. The buyers will feel like they are going under contract on a house where sellers have been totally upfront and honest about the condition of the home they are trying to purchase. This can be very beneficial when you are in the process of selling your home.
Buyer & Seller Inspections & More in Pasadena, Pearland, League City, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Conroe, Friendswood & Greater Houston, Texas
For homeowners that are getting ready to list their home for sale, you may want to consider the many benefits of a pre-listing inspection listed above. It is our goal at JMark Inspections to help each homeowner experience a smooth process as they set out to sell their home. Call us today for to schedule your pre-listing inspection.