Don’t believe the common myths about pre-listing inspections.
Q. Seller’s home inspections kill deals by forcing sellers to disclose defects they otherwise wouldn’t have known about.
A. A defect material enough to kill a real estate transaction is likely going to be uncovered by the buyer’s home inspection. It is best to discover the problem ahead of time and deal with it before it can kill the deal.
Q. A newer home in good condition doesn’t need an inspection anyway. Why should the seller have one done? There are two answers to this question.
A. Buyer’s almost always order a home inspection, and increasingly on brand new construction, so the property is going to be inspected. Take advantage of the opportunity to inspect it on your timetable.
A. A home inspector’s job is to produce an objective report about the property you want to sell. If the property is truly in great shape, the inspection report becomes a useful marketing piece for your real estate professional. An added benefit is that the report was generated by an impartial party.