What Does a Home Inspection Do for You?

 In buyer tips, Home Buyer Tips

Today I wanted to talk to the sellers out there. A lot of them have been asking us about home inspections and whether it’s a good idea to get one before they list their home or not. Professional home inspectors have determined that there are certain issues that come up all the time with home inspections, and being proactive about some of these will make the entire process of selling your home easier and less expensive.

Without further ado, let’s talk about these four issues, and how you can be proactive about them in order to save yourself time and money.

1. Major systems

A home inspector will do a thorough investigation of all the major systems of your house, including the roof, furnace, central air, plumbing, and electrical systems. Once under contract, having these kinds of issues could kill the transaction.

2. Maintenance improvements

Make sure you do things like trim your shrubs, make sure all of your bathrooms are properly caulked, and all your other major systems are serviced and up-to-date as well.

3. Little details

These are small, inexpensive fixes, but can make a huge difference when selling. When buyers see things like leaky faucets, loose doorknobs, or a broken window screen, they can be put off and become disinterested in the home.

4. Safety precautions

Make sure your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors are updated and working, and that you have GFCI outlets in all of your wet areas. Buyers will appreciate the little things like this.

With home inspections, you are alerted to issues with your home that you didn’t know existed previously. However, by completing this process before you list your home, you can be proactive about getting your problems fixed, and a lot of times you can get them fixed much more inexpensively than you would be able to with a buyer’s contractor.

You want to make sure you are selling a good product, and having a home inspection ensures your home is just that. It will optimize the value of your home and give buyers peace of mind, giving you the best sale price possible.

If you have any questions for us, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to speaking with you!

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