PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

Be Ahead of the Curve

Be at the top of your game when it comes to selling your house by having a home inspection completed before you put your house on the market. Potential buyers are going to scrutinize your house and may have a home inspection conducted as part of the contract to purchase. Many buyers will add a contingency clause to the contract which will allow them to back out if the home inspection report returns unsatisfactory results. Having a home inspection completed prior to listing the house may help dramatically decrease the chances of this happening.

A home inspection may reveal problematic areas, systems, or components of your home. It can help you make necessary repairs or replacements ahead of time, or opt to simply disclose those items to a potential buyer. You may also be able to use the home inspection report to set an asking price for your property. For example, your heating and cooling system may show significant signs of wear and tear indicating a need for replacement within the next year. As a seller, you may want to take this into consideration when setting the asking price.

You may also choose to present a potential buyer with a copy of the report. This may help build confidence in the purchase of the home, especially if no major defects are reported, or if you have had questionable items addressed {repaired or replaced as suggested} with service professionals.

While homes seem to be selling quickly in Central Kentucky right now, the easier you can make it as the seller, the better!

 

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