Thursday, October 22, 2020 / by John Salkowski
Here’s why you absolutely should get a pre-sale home inspection before listing your home.
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Getting a pre-sale home inspection is the most important thing you can do before listing your property for sale.
As the broker and owner of The JRS Realty Group, I’m a huge proponent of preparation. When preparation meets opportunity, success is inevitable. That’s why prior to one of my clients listing their home, I love to discuss the importance of pre-sale home inspections. Our pre-sale home inspection includes the home inspection itself, a termite inspection, and a radon inspection. If your property is serviced by well water or an on-site septic system, we’ll inspect those items as well.
A pre-sale home inspection allows you to see any issues before potential buyers do. This is critical because most deals fall through due to inspection-related issues. Once we determine which issues may jeopardize your sale, we discuss getting them repaired by qualified contractors.
"Most deals fall through due to inspection-related issues."
You want to correlate your home sale to buying a used vehicle. People don’t want to buy a “used” vehicle—they want to buy a certified pre-owned vehicle. The “certified” designation means the seller went through all the necessary checkpoints to go over what the vehicle has. I like to apply this same logic to the listing side of the real estate business and make sure our sellers are selling pre-certified homes, not used ones.
So if you’re thinking of selling soon, give me or one of my team members a call so we can discuss preparing it. We can talk about everything you need to know about pre-sale home inspections—what they cost, what they entail, how to address any issues, etc. You want your home to be the best it can be prior to it going live on the market.
As always, if you have questions about this or any real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’m here to help.