Friday, December 10, 2010

Home Seller Tip: Pre-Listing Home Inspections - To Do or Not?

Routinely I recommend a home inspection prior to listing any older home -not to save the buyer an inspection but rather to address any unknown issues.

Buyers almost always have an inspection done after they have a house they want to buy under contract.  A home purchase is too big of an expense to save a few hundred dollars not having an inspection conducted

Buyer inspections are critical  and can easily become a deal breaker.   

If your home is more than a few years old there may be some hidden issues.  Some of these issues may be minor and can be taken care of by the owner or may require a service call by an appropriate professional. 

Why not take care of these potential “deal killers” early on?  A clean inspection report can be a plus in the marketing process – especially if your home is an older home.

Even if there are no "deal breakers" sometimes the "little" things may result in the buyer asking for concessions (read that as price cuts) in order to proceed with the deal.

If you are considering selling your Brevard County Florida home, let me know.  I would be happy to discuss the process and how we can help you!

Gary L. Waters PLLC, Florida licensed real estate agent, Century 21 Baytree Realty, Rockledge, Florida.