Should sellers do a presale inspection?

Should sellers do a presale inspection?


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.


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