How can you get more money for your house? Every home owner wants the value of their home to increase over time. And while there are many variables to this, one of the best ways is to keep it in good condition. Spending a little money in the short term (when you first see a system failing - exterior paint for example), can actually save you money in the long term. As failing systems go unmaintained, they can become much worse over time. The result is a higher maintenance or repair bill over the long term.
Home Maintenance Inspection
Our Home Maintenance Inspection is designed to inform you of your home’s condition and maintenance needs, and alert you of any potential safety hazards that exist on your property. When it’s time to sell your home, the buyer’s home inspector will find issues if they exists. The information from a home maintenance inspection can be used by you, or a contractor, to keep your valuable investment in tip-top shape – yielding you more money for your home, and a faster sale process when that time comes.
As a home seller, consider a Pre-Listing Inspection. We know that you are proud of your home, and have maintained it the best you could. But most of us get used to seeing, (and sometimes not dealing with), maintenance around our home. When you sell your home, the buyer’s home inspector will definitely find any deferred maintenance, and report it to the buyer.
A Pre-Listing inspection can be done several months in advance to putting your home on the market, which gives you time to make repairs to your home if needed. If you are considering selling your home, now is the time to schedule. The more time you allow between the Pre-Listing Inspection and actually listing your property, the less stressed you'll be prior to putting your home on the market.
Having a Pre-Listing Inspection can help you get more money for your home. You can choose to repair some of the items found during the Pre-Listing Inspection, or simply disclose the findings of the report. Either way, you are likely to get more for your home. According to a study conducted by the National Association of Realtors (NAR), if buyers see a third party disclosure statement provided by a certified professional home inspector, home sellers tend to sell their home for closer to asking price, and with fewer negotiation complications. You’ve disclosed everything, so the buyers knew what they were paying for at the time of the Purchase Agreement. This translates into fewer negotiation complications, which means your home will likely close quicker.
Another benefit is that your Realtor can more accurately price your home, which can also get you offers quicker. A Pre-Listing Inspection can translate into a quicker home sale, with a payment that is closer to your asking price, and has fewer closing complications. Simple!