If you’re ever sold a house or are planning to sell your home at some point, then you know the potential buyers will require an inspection before the real estate transaction is finalized. A lot of sellers dread the buyer’s home inspection because they fear some major unknown issues may be uncovered inside their home. Evolve Property Inspections recommends being proactive and scheduling your own pre-listing inspection to have more control over your home’s inspection and any necessary repairs. Here are some benefits to having a pre-listing inspection before your home even hits the market.
Reduce the Defects That Buyers Will See
If you schedule a pre-listing inspection for your home before it’s listed, then you don’t have to worry about any surprises that will jeopardize the sale. Often times it’s not the presence of defects in a home that scares off buyers, but it’s the sheer number of issues that need to be fixed which causes them to move on. When a buyer gets a report with a long list of items they need to fix as a result of their own home inspection, it becomes overwhelming. As the seller, your job is to take as many items off of that list as possible before ever putting your home on the market.
Pay What You Are Willing to Pay For Repairs
When a buyer orders a home inspection first, you are at the mercy of their report, and especially their estimates. Once a buyer has an estimate of what the repairs will cost to fix, you will not be able to do it for less, because it will look like you are trying to compromise repair quality to save your own money. You will either have to give them the money to make the repairs themselves, schedule the repairs yourself with their estimates, or count on disputing with them over the costs of the estimates, perhaps losing their trust.
Have More Control Over the Sale of Your Home
Ultimately, it’s in your best interest to schedule a seller’s home inspection first. You can then choose the important items to fix and take the time you need while you’re not under the pressure of escrow and the buyer’s expectations. You get to find your best deal with the contractor of your choice to make the repairs. Remember that under Florida law, you must disclose certain defects and repairs made to the house.
Schedule Your Pre-Listing Inspection Today
Keep in mind that in a real estate transaction, whoever gets the home inspection first has the power, and you’ll want to make sure that person is you. Evolve’s customer-centric approach to business has helped make the home buying and selling process less stressful for all of our satisfied customers over the years. Contact us at (305) 506-8969 to request a quote or schedule your pre-listing inspection online now. We serve Miami-Dade County and the surrounding areas.