There are good and bad surprises, getting $100 from grandma on your birthday is a welcome surprise but being told that the person who recently bought your previous home is suing you for $100,000 is an unwelcome surprise. If you are the type of person who doesn’t like unwelcome surprises it is important to take measures to keep them from happening. The truth is there is no sure way to eliminate unwelcome surprises, but there are a number of things that you can do to lower the possibility of them happening after selling or buying a home.
The problem with most sellers is they don’t know that they have the option to get a pre-listing home inspection. It is not a must to do it but the benefit you get is a smooth selling process, why? One it gives you the opportunity to make repairs before listing the home and two it strengthens your negotiating power and make you look trustworthy. See the thing is if the buyer finds problems with your home, he or she may decide to give you less than what the property is worth. You may have no option but to settle because finding a buyer who is willing to buy a home as is may be difficult. According to realtors we talked to buyers prefer move-in-ready homes because it saves them time and money.
Not convinced yet? Here are some other advantages of pre-listing a home inspection:
Generally, pre-listing home inspection takes out the guesswork out of the equation, if you leave it to the buyer to do his/her own inspection. You may end up selling the home at a loss. The point is you get a clear picture of your property’s true value.