Do you intend to list your home for sale? And do you want to get the full value of your home?
If so, then a pre-listing inspection is very necessary.
As the name implies, a pre-listing inspection is the last examination you do on your home to identify the problems that may need fixing.
The inspection gives you a chance to fix everything leaving the house in a good condition.
The inspection is usually very comprehensive, as well as technical. This means as a non-professional you cannot do it.
Besides, a report is usually given, and that can only be done by a qualified contractor.
Some of the things inspected include:
- Presence of molds
- Electrical problems
- Plumbing problems
- Painting problems
- Heating problems
- Carbon monoxide issues
- Broken tiles and steps, loose handrails, loose or broken doorknobs, etc
- And other structural issues
Why is the inspection important?
The inspection offers many benefits including:
- Retaining your home’s value
This inspection gives you the chance to fix the problems in your home before listing them. After doing so, you will be able to list it for its actual price.
On the flip side, if you list a home with issues, the buyers will use the issues to get the home for a much lower price.
- Attracting potential buyers
Home’s are appreciating assets, which means they gain value with time.
So, with a problem-free home, you may be able to get buyers willing to pay even more than what you initially got the property for.
- Meets requirements of some buyers
While not all buyers will ask for the inspection and repair report, some will.
To stay on the safer side and quicken up the sale, you should just go ahead and do the inspection beforehand.
- Transparency with the buyer and peace of mind
An inspection will make it easier for you to be more transparent with the buyer.
You will have peace of mind and not silently hope the buyer does not notice the issues, which is more stressful.
These are just but a few of the benefits you stand to gain from the inspection.