Pest or building inspection is usually implemented at the request of the buyer. This is the process where the buyer will hire a professional inspector to assess the property for sale for pests or structural damages. The result of the assessment will highly affect your buyers’ decision. As a seller, you will want to determine flaws in your property by hiring a professional building or pest inspector before placing your property on the market.
Getting your home inspected before making it open for buyers’ evaluation can help you determine certain conditions in your home that can influence your sale.
I. Home Inspection
As a seller, you need to choose someone with the right qualifications to perform home inspection. The professional you hire can be a pest technician, building inspector, or licensed tradesman. The professional inspector will do a thorough search on your home to find indications of issues or flaws.
The cost of the inspection will depend on the type and range of inspection you choose such as building, pest or both. The size of your home and the presence of external areas such as a garage or shed are factors that can influence the cost of the inspection.
Although, you have lived in your property all your life, there may be structural damages or hidden pest issues that you overlooked. Even though, your home looks brand new, there may be hidden problems that may lead to bigger issues in the future such as damages within the foundations, roofs, walls or plumbing. There are areas in your home that requires the skills of a professional to detect and assess for issues or damages.
As a seller going through the pre-inspection process, your goal should be to determine the hidden flaws in your home before your buyers’ inspectors do. Using a home inspector can help you avoid unpleasant surprises during the home selling process.
Failing to spot hidden issues earlier can result to losing a sure sale or even result to buyers taking advantage of the opportunity by asking for a lower price to make up for possible repairs. Maintenance and repairs that are completed on the terms of a buyer can result to higher expense as the buyer may try to request repairs that will give them the most benefit.
II. Major Advantage Of Home Inspection
A major advantage of home inspection to you as a seller is it can provide you better control over the selling and negotiating procedure. Determining the issues in your home earlier allows you to find repairs and maintenance that are to your financial advantage. Rather than being forced to agree with the buyer’s terms for repair and maintenance, you can freely look for the less costly home repairs if you are able to spot problems in your home first. In collaboration with your home inspector, you can find practical methods to fix issues rather than being forced to get the services of expensive contractors. Usually, your real estate agent can provide repair recommendations that can add value to your property. When choosing an agent, find someone who has an excellent working knowledge of similar properties within your area.
You will want to have the assessment from your own inspector rather than just depending on the report of the buyer’s inspector. Your own report can provide you security if ever your buyer decides to sue you for not mentioning any issues in the property. This means, you have your own professional evaluation to counter buyer’s claims.
III. Benefit to Your Home’s Value
Although, pre-inspections really require some investment, they can give you an idea on how to increase the value of your home or make your home stand out from your competitors. If the assessment proves that your home requires no further maintenance as well as pest free, then your home will look attractive to buyers. สร้างบ้าน
In addition, buyers will consider your home attractive as your own report can save buyers from the cost of hiring their own inspectors. The official report from your professional inspector can enhance the confidence of your potential buyers towards your home.
The appropriate actions you take after pre-inspection can enhance buyers’ confidence towards your property. The pre-inspections you conduct can make the buyers think that you have nothing to hide. More importantly, home inspections can free you from worries of any negative surprises during the sale. While pre-inspection is an important step prior to placing your property on the market, you will want to talk to your real estate agent for any further recommendations that can enhance the value of your property.