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3 Reasons to Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

Anyone who’s preparing to sell their home likely has a to-do list that is at least a mile long. There’s just so much that goes into selling a house, from completing renovations to getting the house listed on the market. Odds are that the last thing you want to do is to add something to that list. Still, if getting a pre-listing home inspection done isn’t on it, that’s one thing you should add to it.

Fewer Unexpected Surprises

If you’ve ever tried selling your home only for a prospective buyer to have it inspected and uncover some unpleasant surprises about the condition your home is in, you’re bound to want to avoid experiencing that again now. Getting a pre-listing home inspection done can do just that. Learn what problems may exist within your home before you put it on the market. Then you can fix them or factor that into the price you ask for your home when you list it.

Set a Fair Price

Speaking of setting a price for your home, it’s common knowledge that the condition a home is in will impact what would be considered a fair price for the property. If you want to avoid having to decrease the asking price for your house after you put it on the market, you need to factor any existing problems into your original price. That could also help you reduce the rate at which a buyer negotiates a lower price for your house, since it would already be fair to begin with.

Duty to Disclose

Did you know that sellers are usually required to disclose negative information about a property to buyers? This is governed by laws at the local, state, and federal level. Because the laws can vary from location to location, it’s important to make sure that you understand what the laws are that you must abide by. Because a pre-listing inspection can give you a better idea of what condition your house is in, getting one means you’ll be in a better position to make the necessary disclosures and comply with the pertinent laws.

Getting a pre-listing home inspection done may seem like just one more thing to add to a to-do list that is already too long, but it’s one thing that can really pay off for sellers who want a smoother selling process. Get a better grasp on the condition your home is in so you end up with fewer unexpected surprises, are able to set a fair price, and can disclose existing problems as necessary. That will help you have a better experience selling your home and help you avoid trouble down the road.

Are you ready to get a pre-listing home inspection done for your single family or twin home? Click here to get a quote from BTS Home Inspections today!

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