Home maintenance isn’t always easy to keep up with. You live a busy life and have things to worry about. The last thing on your mind is if your home is in perfect condition all the time. It’s understandable, we all let things slide here and there but now you’re ready for a change and you want to put your home on the market. Which means some of those wall cracks or leaky pipes need to be fixed. Buyers are picky (rightly so) and they will hone in on all of those little and not so little problems to try to lower your asking price. Luckily hiring a home inspector will help you to keep your profits and fix those problems.
Hire a Home Inspector Before You List Your Home
Most people who are selling a home typically don’t think about hiring a home inspector before listing because why would you pay for something you don’t have to? Hiring a home inspector can help you to figure out exactly what needs to be fixed before you list your home.
Potential to Raise Your Profit
Buyers tend to pinpoint problems because they want a better deal but what if you took away any problems to pinpoint? Hiring a home inspector before listing will eliminate any chance of you being blindsided by massive problems in your house after the buyer’s inspector comes in.
A home inspection isn’t free but spending a little money to make more money makes sense in the long run. Having your own home inspection before listing your house justifies the cost that you list at and can give the buyer peace of mind.
You Can Make Repairs on your Own Watch
When the buyer does their home inspection and they find things that need to be fixed, typically you have to fix them or lower the price. Which leaves you stuck between a rock and a hard place deciding whether you should fix the issues within a short timeline or lower your profits.
Having your own inspection done before selling eliminates the chance that the buyer will be the one telling you what to fix and when. You get to fix your home at your own pace which will alleviate some of the stress that comes along with the already stressful process of selling a home.
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