Home inspections can be nerve-wracking especially if your home is the one on the hot plate. But there’s a solution for homeowners: property listing inspection.
What is a property listing inspection?
This is an inspection conducted by homeowners through home inspectors before putting their house on the market. Homeowners do inspect their property before selling but it’s never a guarantee that they are off the hook. But it could potentially reveal some problems that can be solved before placing the home on the market.
There are advantages and drawbacks to property listing inspection which we will look at.
- You get to know the state of your house
Having doubts about the state of your house justifies having a property listing inspection. At the end of the inspection, you’ll be at peace knowing what to repair before listing it on the market which can potentially increase property value.
- Helps to accurately price your home
Having your home inspected before you place it on the market will help you make an informed decision on pricing based on the quality of your home after repairs.
- You are able to repair damages
Property listing inspection helps you know the state of your house and in the long run, you’ll have enough time to make all the necessary repairs leaving your home in good shape.
- Less likely to get into renegotiations with potential buyers
When the house is in good shape the buyer will less likely bargain the set price.
- Boosts buyer’s confidence
When a buyer is presented with a report of a prior inspection that proves satisfactory, the buyer will want to take the offer ASAP.
- Can be expensive; this is because you’ll pay for both the inspection and the repairs too.
- The buyer might also request another inspection; this can probably yield new issues you never noted in your inspection.
Knowing all this the decision still lies with you whether to carry out the inspection prior or wait for the buyer’s inspection. Not sure of what you want? Chapman Home Inspection in Panama City, Port St. Joe, Carrabelle, St. George Island, Apalachicola and the surrounding areas can help you decide which direction to take.