Should You Get a Home Inspection Before Selling a House?

Is it time to upgrade or move on to a new home? If you are planning on listing your home for sale in the near future, there are a few key considerations to make. Do we paint? Finish the basement into a suite? Renovate the bathroom, or leave it?  However, before starting to worry about renovations it can be helpful to understand how your home has stood the test of time. Funding home projects now before listing will have a greater payoff when it comes to the sale of the home. Here’s a few reasons why you may want to consider investing in a professional home inspection before selling your home.  

Assessing The Home’s Current Condition

Give some thought to your home’s current condition. How old is it? When was its last professional inspection? Has the house suffered any significant weather or other kinds of damage? Take a walk around and look at the key structural areas. Are there any issues with the roof? How do the walls or siding look? Are there visible cracks in the home’s foundation? If there are obvious issues, it is time for an inspection.  

Looking For A Speedy Sale? Get A Home Inspection Early

Another excellent reason to get your home inspected early in the selling process is that it’s likely to speed things along. If there are any repairs required, they can be taken care of before the staging process of the house, having professional photos taken and hosting open houses.  A recent inspection can also be a competitive edge over nearby or similar homes that are for sale. It signals to potential buyers that some of the heavy lifting is already done in the process and that they are unlikely to uncover any major issues when they have their own inspection done.  

Take Care Of ‘Deal Breaker’ Problems 

Finally, a home inspection ensures that you will be able to take care of any potential deal-breaking issues that could ruin a sale. Even if some minor repairs are skipped, taking care of things like cracks in the foundation, mold problems or old electrical wiring will all help with keeping your sale on track. These are just a few of the great reasons to invest in a professional home inspection before listing the house for sale. To learn more about starting a new home search and qualify now, contact us today. Our team is happy to help ensure that the home transition process moves along smoothly and seamlessly.

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