Today, we want to briefly discuss a crucial step in any real estate transaction: the home inspection.
When people hear the word “inspection,” they often think of it as a way buyers protect themselves. While this is true, inspections also play an important role for sellers as well! Often, sellers have taken all the right steps to get their home sold. They have hired an agent to market their home, decluttered, added fresh paint, and spruced up the landscaping. The home is on the market and they are getting positive feedback; before long, they have an offer, and a contract is signed. Everything seems to be going great.
Within 10 days of the contract being signed, the buyer will schedule an inspection. As a seller, you may be shocked at what the inspector will find. You may have a water intrusion problem or a gas leak that you were completely unaware of. All of a sudden, all the repairs found in a home inspection start to add up. Wouldn’t it have been better to do the home inspection before you put the home on the market?
That way, if there were any deal breakers, you could have made those repairs or at least been aware of them so that no one would be taken off guard.
We recommend getting an inspection ahead of time and addressing repairs before there is a buyer in the picture. This will save you a lot of stress down the road!
If you have questions about this topic, or if you need real estate assistance of any kind, give us a call or shoot us a quick email. We would love to hear from you!