Before your real estate agent places the "For Sale" sign in your front yard, you want to be sure that no stone has been left unturned when preparing your home for marketing. The "To Do" checklist that your agent gives you is created to help protect you from the unknown once you are under contract to sell. It is also a great checklist for taking care of everyday preventative maintenance of your home.
One of the key items on your list will be the recommendation to obtain a professional Pre- Listing inspection prior to listing instead of waiting for an acceptable offer to see if your home is the subject of hidden pest or water damage.
For a fee of about $300, a licensed inspector will prepare a full report on your property. Once the inspection is complete, you will receive a report with suggested remedies and estimated costs of repair.
Having this information before you move ahead with an offer gives you great advantages when selling your home. You will know the repair costs prior to agreeing on a selling price. Your buyer's loan approval may depend on having a clear report so closing delays will be avoided. You can also share the report and explain how everything was fixed.
We reimburse clients who chose to have a pre- Inspection done upon a firm sale. Don't hesitate to reach out if you have any questions about the home selling or buying process. I'm here to be your resource.
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