Pre-Listing Home Inspections for Sellers Near Severn, MD
A pre-listing home inspection will provide you with valuable information about your home. Regardless of how long you have lived in your home or the age of the home, unknown issues can exist that can hinder a sale. Real estate professionals and home inspectors alike are encouraging sellers of the benefits of a pre-listing inspection. Often, buyers have the upper hand as they use their inspection report as a bargaining tool. If a seller is willing to have an inspection ahead of time, they retain control. Still not convinced? Here are more examples of the benefits of a pre-listing inspection.
An inspection allows you to see your home through the eyes of a completely neutral third party. This can assist in realistically setting the listing price.
An inspection can alert you of any immediate safety or structural issues before agents and potential buyers tour your home.
An inspection can identify potential problems or structural issues that can be addressed before the home is listed.
Knowledge of issues can allow you time to research and hire your own contractor to perform the work, as opposed to paying the buyer’s contractor. Repairs can be reflected in the asking price.
When repairs are completed ahead of time, the do not become negotiating stumbling blocks later the process and the sale will never be delayed due to issues such as obtaining work permits.
An inspection can build buyer confidence and trust, and can reduce your liability when you present a current pre-listing inspection and record of repairs to a potential buyer.
You may be able to encourage a buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
Stavlas Home Inspections always recommends a pre-listing inspection prior to listing a home for sale. Our licensed home inspectors evaluate all the systems and components including the exterior, roof, water control, structure, insulation and ventilation, heating and cooling, electrical system, plumbing system, fuel services, and more. We provide an accurate, comprehensive, and professional evaluation of the entire home from the foundation to the roof. Contact Stavlas Home Inspections today at 410-428-5507 to schedule your pre-listing inspection. You will be glad that you did!