Reasons to Order a Property Inspection Before Selling Your Home

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Reasons to Order a Property Inspection Before Selling Your Home

Commonly, a buyer orders a property inspection to learn more about a home’s condition before finalizing a real estate purchase. Sellers generally assume that they know everything they need to about their home’s condition and do not consider the benefits that ordering a property inspection provides. Before listing your home on the market, explore how these benefits can affect your selling experience.

1. Be Proactive
When a buyer orders a property inspection, the seller often must react to the findings. For example, the buyer may negotiate for some repair work to be completed before closing, and the seller must work quickly to accommodate the buyer’s requirement. In many cases, the areas of concern previously were unknown to the seller. When you order a property inspection before listing your home, you can avoid surprises and even take proactive steps to avoid delays later.

2. Manage Your Budget
Last-minute negotiations for critical repairs can create unnecessary financial stress. If you have access to the information in a property inspection before listing your home, you can take your time tackling serious issues before listing your home on the market. This can decrease the financial stress that you may face later. If you decide not to make specific repairs upfront, you can adjust your personal budget to prepare for possible negotiations.

3. Appeal to Buyers
Your home’s condition is a selling point, which means that presenting the buyer with a clean property inspection report upfront could help you to sell your home faster. Consider that a buyer who is on the fence about two homes may feel more comfortable making an offer on a home with a clean bill of health than on a property in questionable condition.

Ordering a property inspection before listing your home for sale is not required, but it offers substantial benefits. We are happy to recommend a reputable home inspector to you upon request.