Preparing to sell your home can be a stressful ordeal. From finding the right real estate agent to attracting potential buyers, selling your home can sometimes be overwhelming. If you are concerned about issues that could hamper a potential business, taking a proactive approach to preparing your home for sale can save yourself a headache later.
Most buyers want a professional inspection before closing the deal to make sure there are no major problems with the property. Wise home sellers often take the time before they put their home on the market to get a pre-inspection.
The process is the same regardless of whether it is done by the owners or the buyers. The results can give you a timely overview of possible problems. It’s up to you what to address in terms of repairs. However, doing a pre-inspection will allow you to set a fair market price before putting up the sale sign.
A External inspection can help you identify issues that can affect the attractiveness of your home. You want your home in the best possible cosmetic condition before selling it for the best price. The first impression is crucial for quickly closing the deal.
A pre-inspection enables you to deal transparently with your broker and potential buyers and to leave no room for unpleasant surprises before the sale. Letting your buyers know that you took the time and care to have your home inspected can build trust.
Avoid lowball deals by being able to fairly value your home based on the results of an inspection. Take the time to troubleshoot issues that could lead to deal breakers, and save time and money by being one step ahead of the game.
When you book a pre-inspection, you always want to use the experts. Make sure that the inspection covers all basic aspects of your home and property to get a fair assessment. A full inspection should include:
- Includes your foundation and any settlement or support problems at home
- Inspect all exterior building materials, including siding, cladding, and bricks
- A full roof inspection should tell you how many years remain on your current roof before a replacement is required. You should have your drainage and Eaves systems also checked for functionality
- All domestic installations including sewage treatment plants should be fully checked for regulations and deterioration
- Your oven or entire HVAC unit should be checked for age, wear and tear and efficiency
- All interior ceilings, walls, moldings and floors should be checked for wear or damage