Thinking of Selling Your Home?
You want your home to be ready for the scrutiny of potential buyers. You certainly do not want a contract on your home to fall through because of potential repair issues. Here are three reasons to have HWI inspect your home prior to putting that For Sale sign in the front yard:
- Identify defects and make repairs ahead of time. By identifying possible defects early on, you are in a position to handle repairs prior to listing, making the listing more attractive and the property more “sell-able” This may mean more money in your pocket and a faster sale. Making repairs ahead of time will limit objections over defects during the negotiations. If you elect not to repair certain kinds of defects that turn up in the inspection, you will need to disclose those items to potential buyers.
- Aid as a pricing tool. Having a completed inspection report will help your agent arrive at a realistic listing price. If you find out, for example, that the HVAC system shows significant wear and tear and will need to be replaced before the next winter season, you should take that into consideration when deciding on a listing price.
- Provide a feeling of confidence to potential buyers. With a clean inspection in hand after viewing a property, potential buyers may feel more comfortable in moving ahead with an offer. When a buyer can see there are no major defects in the property to be addressed, it is easier for them to determine how much they can comfortably spend on the house.
HWI will complete a comprehensive report of the home the same full inspection we would perform for a Pre-Sale Inspection includes: Roofing, Attic, Fascias, Soffits, Siding, Structure, Interior finishes, Electrical System, Plumbing System, Heating and Cooling Systems, Basement, Drainage, Grading, Sidewalks, Patios, Driveway, Appliances, and much more.
Next, we make our recommendations regarding which items we suggest that the seller correct to hopefully achieve a higher sales price.
Now you can feel confident in a smooth sales transaction without the worry of the dreaded repair request and ensuing negotiations.