There are many reasons that you may feel that a home inspection is unnecessary throughout the home selling process. Whether you feel that your house is in good condition, too new to have any issues, or simply don’t want to bother with scheduling an inspection, there are many benefits to completing a home inspection prior to listing your property.
Selling a home, can be overwhelming, but there are a few tips and tricks that can help simplify the process. At Holland Homes Sales we want to ensure that you and your house are the best prepared for the home selling process. Our professionals aim to make the home selling process as easy as possible. Here are the benefits of a pre-listing home inspection:
Repairs can be made
During a home inspection, your property will be surveyed to determine if everything is up to code and note if any repairs need to be made. Once the inspector has completed their assessment, any issues or cause for concern will be brought to the homeowner’s attention usually a few days later.
The results that are given after the inspection will show areas for improvement along with changes that are urgent so you are able prioritize what needs to be done.
Simplifies the selling process
A good portion of buyers will request a home inspection prior to purchasing a home. Completing this process before listing your home will help cut out the step in the future and shorten the home selling process. This will also allow you to focus on finding a buyer once the home is listed rather than having to schedule both tours and inspections.
Helps price your home
Being knowledgeable of the home repairs that will need to be made along with their costs can help determine the appropriate range to price your home. If you make all of the improvements prior to selling your home, your home value may raise, but if you decide to leave non-essential repairs to the new homeowner it may be a good idea to price a tad lower so they have the ability to make the changes.
If your home is priced improperly and does not consider the repairs that may be needed, home buyers might not want to take the time to counter offer. This can cause the home selling process to take longer than you may desire.
Instills buyer confidence
When your property is listed with a completed home inspection, buyers may feel more confident touring your home. Knowing that the homeowner took the time to ensure that there are no structural or safety issues with the property is comforting and can help potential buyers focus on the house layout and other positive aspects.
Having a list of home repairs that will need to be made prior or immediately during move in will help the interested home buyers decide if that is something they want to tackle and make plans accordingly.
Selling a home can seem overwhelming and complicated. By taking extra steps, the process can be slightly simplified and easier for both the current and future homeowner.
There are some ways that you can prepare for a home inspection to help accelerate the process and avoid any small repairs to get in the way of larger issues. Conducting a home inspection is not free, but can help save costs in the long run. The cost of conducting a home will vary depending on the inspector and the square footage of the home.
Here at Holland Homes Sales we want selling and purchasing a new home to be an exciting, stress-free operation. Our professionals are experienced in the housing industry and are ready to serve you. Contact us today to take the next step to reaching your dream home!