Wednesday, February 13, 2019 / by Natalya Romanov
This a controversial questions many homeowners discuss. So let’s digest this situation and help you make the right decision.
What are the pros to get your house pre-inspected?
First of all, you will know exactly what condition your home is in. Homeowners often worry that what if an inspector finds something terribly wrong with the house that will kill the sale, and you as a seller will be left picking up the pieces. Wouldn’t you rather know in advance and be ahead of the game?
Secondly, when you have your inspection done before listing your home, it will give more more confidence and less stress! You will have more time to bring your home up to date on any repairs. You will have more time to do those repairs and plus an option to shop around for better deals and more quality repairs! Otherwise you have a few days or weeks to complete those repairs or negotiate down on the purchase price!
Thirdly, knowing the condition of the home you and the listing agent can price the home accordingly and be more confident at the negotiation table! Since you know what the condition of the home is and now the buyers do too through the Seller Disclosure, there is less likely a chance that you will need to re negotiate the purchase price!
What about the cons?
You will have to pay for the pre-inspection yourself! Which with all the pros, it justified it self. Another con is that yes, you will need to disclose the condition of your home on the Seller Disclosure document. But another way to look at it, is that the buyer will be stunned to see how much you know about the property and give them some confidence as to what they are getting into!
To wrap it up, most importantly, you got to choose an accredited professional inspector that will do a thorough inspection and not miss anything!