Selling a home isn’t easy, but you can make it substantially less stressful by scheduling a pre-listing inspection. A dependable home inspector is an asset to prospective buyers and is a resource to you during the sale of your property. While you can sell a house without scheduling this service, a pre-listing home inspection gives you an advantage as the seller. Take the time to learn about your home’s condition before you put it on the market.

A Pre-Listing Inspection Provides Useful Information

Knowing about a home’s condition is helpful when you sell the home. As the seller, a pre-listing home inspection gives you invaluable information that will help you make decisions about the property. Without this service, you’re essentially going into the transaction blind. Although you may believe you know the home from top to bottom, there are bound to be issues that only a professional home inspector will discover.

Help to Prioritize Improvements

Many home sellers want to improve the curb appeal and overall condition of their home before putting it up for sale. A pre-listing inspection uncovers problems and will help you focus on the areas that are most in need of improvement. You’ll make better choices about upgrades and repairs and can allocate your budget more thoughtfully.

Get a Good Offer

Sharing the details of your inspection will establish a sense of trust between you and the potential buyer. Doing so shows that you’re negotiating with total integrity. Whether you’ve taken care of recommended repair work or you’ve decided against it, being honest with the buyer about the condition of the home can prevent stalled negotiations during the transaction.

The buyer is in all likelihood going to schedule their own inspection of the property before closing. If issues are discovered, you are almost certain to be met with a reduced offer.

A Pre-Listing Inspection can Speed the Sale

By avoiding lengthy negotiations, you’ll enjoy a speedier real estate transaction so you can move on to the next chapter of your life. When the buyer’s inspection doesn’t reveal any surprises, there’s no need for renegotiations. The home is as you promised, and the buyer’s offer was contingent on that representation of the property. With no new information, the deal should close quickly and easily.

Scheduling a pre-listing inspection with a professional allows the seller to improve the home before it gets listed. This attracts higher offers from interested parties and promotes smooth and timely negotiations with prospective buyers.

American Dream Home Inspections provides inspections to customers in Northern New Jersey. Contact us to schedule our services.