Are You Selling a Home? Here’s How to Pass a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection
Selling a home can be such a stressful experience. Before putting it up for sale, it is important that you ensure your home is in top notch condition. Potential buyers will always hire home inspections services before buying a home. This is why it is important for you, as a seller, to have pre-inspection of your home.
Here are important guidelines to help you through your pre-inspection phase before putting your home up for sale:
Hire a professional home inspector
Expert home inspection services will ensure that a buyer doesn’t take advantage of the problems discovered in the post-offer inspection to reduce your price. An inspector will also help you identify the hidden problems of your home so that you can make the necessary repairs.
Always hire experienced and qualified home inspectors that have extensive knowledge in all aspects of home construction such as wiring, plumbing, roofing, and more.
At Arnold Investigative Engineering, we offer top notch home inspection services that are second to none. We will thoroughly check all aspects of your home, provide you with a comprehensive and understandable report, as well as offer repair recommendations if necessary. Moreover, if the report gives your home a good grade with little or no repairs, then you can hand copies of our report to your potential buyers. A good report from an accredited company like us will increase the market value of your home.
Deciding whether or not to make repairs after an inspector’s report
If your house requires some considerable amount of repair after your inspector’s report, you can make two basic choices: make the necessary repairs or lower the price of your home.
- a) Making repairs identified by the home inspector
Making repairs before selling your home is always the best choice if the repairs are inexpensive and relatively small. For more significant problems such as leaky roofs, you may also consider repairing them because such problems are a huge turn-off for potential buyers.
- b) Lowering the price of your home after a home inspection
Major repairs like fixing a huge crack in the foundation of your home can be very expensive and not helpful when selling a house. In such cases, it is recommended that you seek the services of a professional estimator to approximate the cost of a repair. You can then lower the market price of your home accordingly. At Arnold Investigative Engineering, we will perform accurate estimations for your home repairs.
It is required by law that you formally disclose the problems of your home before you sell it. This means that you should tell your potential buyers that the repair issues exist and they were accounted for in the price of the home.
Before selling a house, everything should be in superb condition. This is why you need to have a home inspector. Don’t be discouraged if the inspection report has a few negative statements; home inspectors are always thorough! By making the basic, inexpensive repairs, you will reduce the chances of prospective buyers pulling out of the deal.
Good luck on your sale!