As we all commonly know, home Inspections protect the buyer from moving into a home that might have unforeseen issues. Houses can have that curb appeal, but need repairs beyond the walls. Most of the time it’s even hard for sellers to see some of the issues that may come up during the home inspection and don’t intend to ignore them, but they can hold up the process of closing once your home is under contract. So a great way for the seller to get ahead of the game is by having a home inspection done prior to being on the market, which is referred to as a pre-listing home inspection.
A pre-listing home inspection will help you identify potential problems that could lead to a bad situation once your home goes under contract. A few major items that will be addressed when getting your pre-listing home inspection:
- Well and/or septic
- Electric Panel(s)
The inspector will go through every nook and cranny of your home to ensure that everything is in working order. Once he/she is finished, they will send you a report categorizing items by importance. This report is long and may seem overwhelming at first, but remember that they don’t want to leave any stone unturned, so they include as much detail as possible. There will be recommended fixes for items and how to go about having them done.
At Troyce Gatewood & Partners we want our sellers to be prepared so that your home sells quickly. A pre-listing home inspection is just one of the many advantages a seller can have when wanting to put their home on the market. Try to take care of as many recommended items as possible!
Our recommended home inspectors are: Mark Springirth with Springirth Services and Richard Leonard with Fox Mountain Property.
Give them a call to schedule your pre-listing home inspection!