Home inspections are part of every real estate sale, but a seller isn’t required to get one. Here’s why I think you should if you’re considering listing your home.
You’re about to sell your home in the near future. Should you get a home inspection? This is a question I hear a lot from homeowners and my answer is always yes.
I think it’s a good idea to fund your own inspection.
The second question I hear is, “Doesn’t the buyer pay for that?” Although the buyer does pay for their own inspection after they’ve agreed to buy your home, they won’t write you a check for an inspection that you have done before the home is sold. However, I still think it’s a good idea for you to fund your own inspection.
If you want to have more time to get your ducks in a row when it comes to repairs that need to be made on your home, a home inspection of $600 could save you thousands. There won’t be any surprises when the buyer’s inspector comes in, and you’ll be able to get ahead of the curve. You can get estimates, make repairs, and disclose all of it to potential buyers. The buyer still may ask for a few extra things, but at least there won’t be any surprises.
If you have any questions for me or need a recommendation for a home inspector, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.