Buying a home is a huge investment, so traditionally it’s buyers that hire home inspectors during the home buying process to make sure the building they are buying is structurally sound, without hazardous materials, and any other dangers or hazards that could harm them or reduce the value of the home. As we’ve mentioned in our buyer-side blog, Why You Need a Home Inspector, there’s a lot riding on such a real estate transaction. And just as it’s important for a buyer to know they are getting what they paid for, as a seller it’s important to know your selling price (and your home) is rock solid.
Reasons to Get a Home Inspector as a Seller
In many ways, sellers hire their own home inspector for the same reasons a buyer does. A home inspection is about finding the problems before money is on the table. Just as it gives the buyer control during the home buying process, it can also give you control as the seller. Let’s look at a few of the ways.
Know About Problems Before You’re Committed
The final stages of selling a home are both time-intensive and highly stressful. Not only do you and your real estate agent and lawyer need to meet with the buyer’s team to deal with the sale, but you also need to vacate your home if you have not already. To be in the middle of these states and only then for an inspection to show a deal-breaker can be devastating for both your time and planning.
Avoid a Loss of Income You Were Planning On
Interactions between the buying and selling parties are a negotiation. Once you have found a buyer for your home, you’re already planning on the income generated from the sale, especially if the buyer is receptive to your asking price. If you have an inspection before putting the house up for sale, you already know the real value of your home. If you wait until the buyer does the inspection, the money you planned on may evaporate if an inspection reveals problems.
Avoid Potential Problems That Have High Costs
Just as an inspection can turn up problems that can devalue your home, it can also turn up problems that need to be repaired before selling. By learning about it beforehand, you can either make these repairs before selling or disclose to the buyer the problems. Both will make buyers more open during negotiations. Check out our blog, Top 5 Reasons Your Home Will Fail a Home Inspection, for common problems.
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