08 Nov Why You Should Consider a Pre-Listing Home Inspection
La Maison Homes and Inspections in Manatee and Sarasota provide certified pre-listing home inspections to ensure that the best decisions can be made when selling a home.
Most people are aware that you should get a professional home inspection when you are buying a home. However, you should also consider getting a pre-listing home inspection if you are selling your home. This can uncover any surprises and make the home selling process much easier.
Pre-listing home inspections give you a better idea of what needs to be repaired and how much money needs to be put into it. If you do not want to do the repairs yourself, you can disclose it immediately to potential buyers and lower the price accordingly. This shows good faith and transparency to buyers. We would suggest having serious issues, like faulty plumbing or roofing issues, fixed before listing the home for sale. For less serious repairs, you may just want to inform the buyer and offer a price reduction.
The home buyer may still want to do their own home inspection, but the pre-listing inspection will usually uncover any major repairs that need to be done.
Pre-listing home inspections are becoming more and more common as they alleviate a lot of stress during the home selling process as there is usually less to negotiate during the sale. It also gives the seller and the buyer peace of mind that the home has been thoroughly inspected for safety.
Not everyone thinks a pre-listing home inspection is worth the money and the seller should just wait for the buyer to do the inspection. However, many home purchase deals fall through because of the home inspection results, so it is better to avoid any serious surprises and get an inspection done before listing your home for sale.
La Maison Home Inspections offers certified pre-listing home inspections in Sarasota and Manatee counties Florida. We are very knowledgeable about the selling side of home inspections because of our home building business, and we want to make the process as smooth as possible for you.
If you are considering selling your home in Sarasota, contact us today to schedule your home inspection!