Selling a home is a daunting task and you’ll find you’ll have a lengthy to-do list. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed and overlook key steps. If you are a first-time seller, it’s helpful to work with a real estate agent. Ordering a home inspection is another important step in the process. A pre-listing home inspection takes place before you put the property on the market.

By having your inspection before listing the house, you can catch and repair issues before your buyer’s inspection. This will reduce the chances of the deal falling apart. There are several benefits of a pre-listing inspection.

A Pre-Listing Home Inspection Builds Trust

When purchasing a home, many buyers fear the property will have major problems. Issues might range from leaks and water damage to a faulty electrical system that wasn’t disclosed before the purchase. When you add the cost to fix these issues, the buyer will have to spend far more than they budgeted.

This is one of the reasons buyers appreciate a pre-listing inspection. By having the condition of your home documented, you are disclosing to the buyer any issues the inspector found with the property. This will make you look trustworthy to the buyer and the buyer will be more confident that they want to do business with you.

Make Repairs Before Listing

Some sellers are not aware of issues in the home. So, when the buyer’s inspection shows a problem with the house, they are often surprised. In some cases, this could lead to lengthy negotiations or the buyer completely backing out of the deal.

This can be frustrating for a seller because it means you’re taking a few steps back. However, if you’ve already had an inspection completed, you would already know about issues. Even if the buyer orders an inspection, there will be no surprises and the negotiations can continue. The sale will close sooner, saving you time and money.

Determine a Fair Price with a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

If your pre-listing inspection shows there are problems in the home, you can price the property more accurately. Make repairs and factor in the costs or you might choose to forego repairs and sell the home at a lower price. Conversely, if your property shows a clean bill of health, you can ask for more money.

Order a pre-listing home inspection to better understand the condition of your property. You can move into the sales process as an informed homeowner, making negotiations quicker and easier.

Brightview Home Inspections provides inspection services to customers in Saint Joseph, MO, and the surrounding areas. Contact us to request an appointment.