Many horror stories have been told to you. A friend purchases a house that is literally falling apart around her. Someone took shortcuts and the home she purchased was not properly inspected. She is now stuck and cannot do anything about it. An inspection of the home before the sale would have been fair and honest and saved this friend and her family from heartache and headaches later.
It is easy to cut corners these days, often in the name of saving money. A home inspection is worth the investment. An inspection is a great way to identify potential problems and recommend preventative measures to avoid expensive repairs in the future. You can make the necessary repairs right away to improve the property’s selling value. A home inspection can make your house stand out in today’s real estate market.
You’ll also feel good knowing that you did the right thing for those who will be purchasing the home. This is a huge benefit to them. They can be sure that their new home will be a place they love to live in. It protects you against potential problems.
Remember that potential buyers must feel comfortable visiting your home. Buyers need to be assured that the home is in good shape. Make sure the listing has a link so that the buyer can inspect the home.
For a moment, imagine yourself as a real estate agent. Imagine that you are searching for the perfect home for your client. What would you look at? What would you look for in a home? You want the buyer to feel confident in their ability to inspect and purchase that home. This assurance is provided by a home inspection. If one of the most difficult steps has been completed, it will make selling the house easier for your client. Your job is much simpler if there are no unexpected problems such as financing.
You, the home seller need to be proactive in managing the situation. Buyers may seek to reduce costs by bringing a home inspector along. They may request repairs or cancel the contract if they are unhappy with the condition of their house. They decide to not buy the house. It is possible that you won’t get another chance with the buyer. The house is still up for sale and you have to make things right before the next buyer can buy it. They won’t want to deal with any surprises.
If there are serious issues found during an inspection, it can be frustrating. Dealing with problems immediately will reduce the chance of regret or alarm on the part of the buyer and lessen the chance of a deal being canceled. It will make it easier to sell the house if you have it inspected again after any repairs have been made. Make the updated report available along with the listing. This should ensure that the deal goes smoothly.
Another tip that will help you seal the deal is this: Allow the inspector to print several copies of the inspection report so that potential buyers can have one on their tour. Buyers will remember your home better if they have a copy of the inspection report. The inspector should not mind printing copies of the report since his name and report will be carried around to other buyers who may want to inspect your home.
In summary, many sellers have a home inspection San Antonio performed at the time they list their house to determine the condition and repair of the home. You can also use the inspection to sell your home. The seller’s inspection can eliminate any potential problems and lost deals caused by inspections. This gives you the opportunity to leverage your position as the seller. Most importantly, it protects you and is the ultimate act of disclosure.
Lone Star Inspections
32882 Interstate 10 West Suite 203, Boerne, TX 78006