This week we have a guest blogger! Kiel Wilson with Paradigm Home Inspections talks to us about Pre-Inspections.
Wondering if you need a Pre-Inspection?
When you decide to finally put your house on the market, it can be hard to look at your investment subjectively. You’ve put a lot of time, money and sweat equity into getting your house to look and feel like the home you’ve made it be over the years. So what can you do to make sure that your house is truly ready for the market?
These days, some sellers are opting to get a “pre-inspection” done on their property. But why pay the money when the buyers themselves are sure to get an inspection of the property before the sale?
Save Some Money
For starters, you are more able to control the cost of potential repairs by bidding the jobs yourself which can save you quite a bit of money. The last thing you want to do as a seller, is have to pay out of pocket expenses on last-minute repairs, or worse, have to negotiate down your asking price to cover costs. By having receipts of repairs done by the proper contractors you are more able to justify your asking price. This also shows you’ve taken a proactive approach to maintaining your property and this may ease a buyers mind when they go to get their inspection by knowing that any items that may be found in their inspection will be if anything, minor.
Either way you decide to do it, realize that most well-informed buyers are likely going to invest in a home inspection for their own peace of mind prior to buying a property. In the end, that small upfront fee could save you a substantial amount on the back end. That being said, the only caveat to getting a pre-inspection may be if you are selling a “fixer-upper” type property where the buyer knows that they will need to have the home thoroughly inspected prior to the sale.
Check out Kiel’s Facebook Page and give him a call if you need a great home inspector!