There is nothing more disheartening than getting the offer of your dreams and having it fall through due to an inspection issue! The home inspection can be a stressful part of selling your home and even if your property appears to be in great condition, it's never guaranteed that all is well. If you are preparing to sell your home, you may consider opting for a pre-listing inspection to avoid this common headache.
Most inspections will bring to light minor issues in the home, but if there are significant hidden problems, it could slow down or stop a transaction. If the property needs repairs, this can lead to a lower offer and extended negotiations. If you get an inspection out of the way beforehand, you can prioritize what needs to be fixed and settle quickly on a fair price. Also, knowing about issues in advance can give you plenty of time to develop a home improvement budget. But remember that not all issues need to be remedied immediately. Few homes pass inspection with flying colors, and typically only water damage or foundation issues require immediate repairs.
A home that has been pre-inspected speaks volumes to buyers. It shows that you, as the seller, want to be proactive and transparent in the process. In fact, a pre-inspection can lead to a faster closing process because likely, fewer negotiations will need to be made. You can address repairs before potential buyers start to view the property.
Avoid dealing with unwanted surprises by scheduling a pre-listing inspection. It can save you time, money & sanity during the sale of your home!
Posted by Engel Völkers Seattle Eastside