With low inventory available and with Denver being a vibrant city with close access to the mountains, it is no wonder that the housing market here is hot. As a result, many Denver area residents are taking advantage of the current climate and selling their homes. One thing that can give you as a seller an advantage and help you get the most money for your home is to have a home inspection completed on your house before it goes to market. Here is why.
If you are thinking of selling a home then you have obviously bought a home before. So you would know that after the home inspection a lot can happen. Negotiations can be made based on the findings or a buyer even has the opportunity to back out.
Usually the person that benefits pays for certain closing costs, including the home inspection fee. Meaning that typically the buyer will pay for this service because it benefits them in the long run. But you as the seller can benefit from a pre-listing home inspection because it will give you knowledge that you can use to make needed repairs beforehand, put buyer’s concerns to rest, or negotiate repairs with the buyer. Nothing is worse than thinking you have sold your house, only for the deal to fall through. A preemptive home inspection will minimize that risk greatly.
Maybe you had your home inspected a few years ago. Surely that will be enough to prove the condition of the property, right? An old inspection is definitely better than nothing, but a home can endure a lot over the course of several years. Having a recent report is the best way to instill confidence in a buyer.
All in all, selling your home is an exciting prospect! If you see the value of a pre-listing inspection, give Strouse Home Inspections a call to schedule yours.
By Strouse Home Inspections 11-17-2021