With predictions of an upcoming housing boom 2021, many homeowners are looking to take advantage of this interest, especially with money they may have saved up as we come to the end of pandemic 2021 and into a COVID recovery scenario. Before selling your house, you must book a home inspection before listing, and here are four reasons why.
Why inspect before selling?
It gives you peace of mind
Even if you have taken as much care of your home as possible, you never know which problems could be lurking out of sight. This is why you should inspect for peace of mind so you know that there are no problems with your house, and it is safe to put on the market.
Even if you do identify problems, you can take steps to fix them before listing, especially if they are minor, easily repairable issues. However, substantial problems could change your plans.
It shows transparency
No one wants to look like they are pulling the wool over the eyes of the new owners. A home inspection before listing will demonstrate total transparency, and your home will be like an open book.
This is because not everybody will opt for an inspection before listing and selling their home. Therefore, deciding to book an inspection will give you the edge over other sellers. As it is not required some homeowners will neglect to inspect their home to save some cash, but these savings could impact the new owners if any problems are discovered.
It can save you money
If you’re unfamiliar with the housing market, an inspection can also save you money, especially in the long run. Rather than ignore problems within the home, you can identify repairs that the new owners may want fixing before they move in.
This will make the property easier to sell. So, you don’t need to spend fees listing and relisting your property because there are too many issues with it. Furthermore, if you are unable to make the repairs quickly, you can factor these into the cost of the property. Highlighting these issues can also protect you from legal fees if the buyer believes you have not been honest with them.
It can show off key selling points
If you tried selling your house during pandemic but had little luck, an inspection could be the answer as it will help highlight the key selling points within your home. As long as the house is not considered a fixer-upper, these key features in your home can appeal to potential buyers.
The inspection will emphasize any upgrades you have made throughout the home, such as upgrading the electrics or installing windows that make the home more energy-efficient. An inspection is not just about checking for problems but also helping you sell your home as inspectors understand what buyers look for when browsing a new property.
Get in touch today
Checkmark Plus is a leading home inspection service that can help you achieve peace of mind before selling your home. Our bilingual service covers New Jersey and New York, so get in touch today at (201) 658-8207 to book an appointment.