Selling a home can be overwhelming and stressful. However, there are things you can do to speed the process and close the deal for the best price. When you decide to sell your property, order a pre-listing inspection first. There are many benefits to having an inspection done before putting your home on the market.

Perform Repairs Before Listing

While you may already know of some issues with your home, a home inspection report will give details on all areas of concern. One of the best ways to improve the property value and attract more potential buyers is to make repairs before putting your home on the market.

Once you receive the inspection report, you will learn about issues and the current condition of the property. There will be no surprises if the buyer decides to order their own inspection. When you know about the problems in the house, you can choose to hire someone to repair the issue or leave it as it is and disclose the information to a buyer.

Price the House Accurately

A pre-listing inspection will help you and your real estate agent set a realistic price for your property. If you complete the repairs, you will be able to charge more for the property. If you don’t wish to fix the problems, you can set an appropriate asking price that allows for the future owner to make repairs.

Gain Trust When You Order a Pre-Listing Inspection

If the pre-listing inspection report shows that your house is in great condition and there are no major problems, you can share the information with any potential buyers. When you’re upfront and honest about any issues, the buyer will see you as a trustworthy seller and will be more confident in making an offer.

Expedite Negotiations

If you don’t perform an inspection, the buyer likely will, and they will make a list of repair requests. Taking time to complete repair work and updates will slow the sales process.

A pre-listing home inspection gives you control over what repairs you want to make, and you can choose the contractor and the timeline. The buyer may still request a home inspection, but you’ll be better informed and prepared for negotiations.

Stand Out from the Competition with a Pre-Listing Inspection

A pre-listing home inspection can make your house more desirable compared to similar listings in your area. The buyers will know the condition of your house and they may even decide they don’t need to pay for an inspection themselves, which makes the selling process easier and you can close more quickly.

Peaks and Gables Home Inspection offers inspections in Northern Georgia. If you’re buying or selling a home, contact us to request an appointment.