How Sellers Benefit from Prelisting Inspections

We are asked by homeowners if a home inspection is necessary prior to one being ordered by the buyer.  We highly recommend one.  While a homeowner is very conscious about updates in a home, some areas of the home are often overlooked. Prior to selling your home, you should consider hiring a certified, reputable and insured home inspector.  They should look at the following areas of your home so you can make improvements or correct any problem areas prior to listing your home.  Below are areas home inspector inspects.

  • Plumbing systems
  • Electrical systems  
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
  • Doors and windows
  • Attic insulation
  • Foundation and basement (what’s exposed)
  • Exterior (e.g., siding, paint, outdoor light fixtures)
  • Grounds

The above mentioned are what is inspected but if you have the below areas in your house, ask the inspector to take a look or hire an expert in the below areas.

  • Swimming pools
  • Wells
  • Septic systems  

Remember when you are repairing or updating a part of your home; remember to close permits and pay contractor so you don't have any open permits or liens on your property when listing.    When improvements or repairs are done before listing, you will have a smooth, quick and stress-free sale and closing.

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