In Sacramento, it is typical for buyers to get a home inspection once in escrow. But here are some excellent reasons for SELLERS to get a home inspection – even before hitting the market.
Sometimes buyers will walk away from a deal because of what is revealed in a home inspection during escrow. Having a pre-inspection enables buyers to know what they are getting in to before they make an offer, reducing the risk of the deal falling through. This way, you and the buyers won’t have to deal with any last minute surprises.
Save on Negotiations
Instead of backing out of the deal, sometimes buyers will ask for repairs to be made or a monetary credit in lieu of repairs. Having a pre-inspection virtually eliminates the need for re-negotiations once you have an agreed upon purchase price.
Sellers are required to disclose many things about a house – even things that you wouldn’t normally think of. A professional home inspector will provide a written report that you can make available to prospective buyers. It is always better to over-disclose!
Set Realistic Goals
Knowing if your home needs repairs before you hit the market will help set a realistic list price. You can also take care of any needed repairs beforehand so you can present a great house to the market. This shows buyers that you are a proactive seller and establishes goodwill right off the bat.
Talk to your Realtor about getting a pre-inspection. We have great resources and trusted home inspectors that we can refer to you!