Wise buyers always do a professional inspection on a home they want to purchase. But in the last few years, sellers have also begun doing inspections–before putting their homes on the market.
When you're selling, a presale inspection avoids problems by making buyers aware of any defects before closing the deal. The seller's inspection may also uncover a problem you didn't know about. In that case, you can decide to fix it or offer buyers an allowance for the repair.
You should make a list of everything to be done, get estimates, and then decide what to do before putting your home up for sale. Your real estate agent can help set priorities and advise you which fixes will give you the best payback.
If you already know about defects, you can correct them before the inspection. Or you can wait and get the inspector's professional opinion of what to do. You can then show the inspection report to the buyers along with copies of the invoices for the repairs.
It's vital to use a good inspector. Ask your real estate agent and others for recommendations. Check references and be sure to get a written report to show to buyers.
Author:Brandi Rademacher Phone: 253-224-6663 Dated: October 13th 2011 Views: 4,340 About Brandi: Brandi Rademacher with RE/MAX Realty South is the Professional Realtor who other Realtors come to fo...
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Brandi Rademacher with RE/MAX Realty South is the Professional Realtor who other Realtors come to for advice. With the experience of hundreds of successful transactions to her name, she has the knowledge and experience to make even the most difficult transactions appear to her clients as typical.
Brandi has been a Realtor since 2004, and has since expanded her expertise by successfully completing her ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative), ASR (Accredited Seller Representative), CDPE (Certified Distressed Property Expert) and E-PRO. These designations mean that Brandi can expertly represent both Buyers and Sellers. The CDPE designation means Brandi is one of a select few in the state who has trained extensively to u nderstand the options, solutions and effective methods for dealing with homeowners dealing with hardships, short sales, and foreclosures.
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“My team and I are responsible for our clients and their needs. They place a huge trust in my team, so I strive diligently for perfection on a daily basis”.
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