Should I Get A Home Inspection Before I Sell?
What's a home inspection?
A home inspection is when a paid
professional inspector, often a contractor or an engineer, inspects the
home, searching for defects or other problems that might plague the owner later
Most buyers will hire their own home inspector to check out
your property once a written offer has been accepted. The sale is usually
contingent upon the inspection results and becomes a negotiating instrument
The real question you may ask, 'Should I get a home
inspection before listing my home?'
- A home inspection can point out items that will be
required to be fixed and can give you time to do so.
- A home inspection will cost you money. It's not required to have a home inspection
before you offer your home for sale. The money you would spend could be put
towards any buyer required repairs once they perform their own buyer paid
- Inspection results that make you aware of problems you had
no knowledge of can become material facts that must be disclosed to potential
buyers. Also, if you repair a problem that requires a licensed contractor to
perform, you can open yourself up to potential problems down the road.
- Most buyers won't take your clean bill of health inspection report. They will still hire their
own inspection and may come up with a completely different list of repairs.
Is a home inspection before you list your home right for you? There's no right or wrong
answer. You can discuss this optional inspection with your agent Richard Thobe
when you meet.
Contact Richard Thobe now to set an appointment.