A Pre-Inspection Will Make you More Money
In this new fast past real estate market it is so important to have your home mechanically and cosmetically ready for the market. Having a Pre-Inspection can help you accomplish this critical task.
Why do a Pre-Inspection?
Each and every home has some kind of needed repair that might have been overlooked or lived with for years. I have seen new construction homes with a repair list as long as your arm.
Being Proactive instead of Reactive
The emotion of selling a home can often cloud our vision. We love this home. Why should not everyone else? Eliminating all the potential pitfalls that a buyer inspection might dredge up is the key takeaway for a stress free sale. By objectively removing any obstacles prior to going on the market truly ensures our success.
Example: What about the Furnace?
Most inspectors are not heating and air conditioning experts. If you have your furnace and air conditioner serviced prior to going on the market. The relief he will feel when he sees the new service sticker is priceless.
- He does not have to come out of his comfort zone and assume how the furnace/air conditioner is functioning.
- He loves it when he can just put a positive check mark on the inspection report.
- He knows that you have gone through the house and it is ready to sell.
What about the Roof?
Same goes with the roof. Most lending institutions require that a roof has at least 5 years of serviceable life. Why not have your roof pre-inspected and hand the buyer a 5-year roof certification from a reputable roofing company? So smart to take that potential bombshell off the table!
What About the Buyer?
Most Buyers are not experts in how a house works. When they don’t receive an inspection report that has numerous issues to address they become more relaxed in moving forward to closing. That is the Goal! More transactions have been needlessly tripped up by home buyer inspections than almost any other action involved in the sale process.
What Do You Mean By Cosmetics?
The look and feel of a home to a prospective buyer either makes or breaks their ambition to purchase your home. By painting needed rooms and or areas of your house that look worn can make a huge difference in the homes appeal. I highly suggest tuning up bathrooms to look like no one even lives in the house. There is no bigger turn off than walking into a well used bathroom during a showing. The same applies to the kitchen.
Preparing your home for sale is critical to maximizing your “net proceed” or the money that you realize from the sale. By being proactive in the preparation of your home will lessen your stress, while demonstrating to your buyers that your home is the right choice.
We at SellMoreHomes.com work diligently with our sellers to help them achieve their goal of a smooth, trouble free transaction. As a team we get it done together!