As a seller, you want to increase the appeal of your home and make it stand out on the real estate market. Your home needs to be in good condition to attract potential buyers and compete with other sellers. If you’re ready to sell your home, there are a few reasons to get a pre-listing inspection to prepare the property.

5 Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

A Smoother Transaction

The process of selling a home may include surprises, complications, and delays which can push back the closing date. With a home inspection before listing, you can prevent these challenges. If you discover the issues in advance, be upfront about the condition of the home with the buyer. If they know about any problems in advance and are aware that the asking price reflects these issues, they are less likely to negotiate.

Have Time to Make Repairs

One of the main reasons sellers choose to get a pre-listing inspection is to make repairs before they list the house on the market. Improve the property and attract more buyers by fixing the home up and addressing issues that are found during the inspection. You’ll feel more confident showing the home knowing that improvements have been made.

Sell the Home Faster

Most buyers want to purchase a home that is in excellent condition so they don’t have to make repairs once they move in. A clean inspection report makes the house more marketable and helps it sell more quickly.

Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection to Save Money

You can save money if you choose to perform the repairs before the house is for sale. After the home is under contract, a buyer might request that you have repairs made with specific materials or using certain contractors. When you are on a strict timeline, contractors often charge more. Order a pre-listing inspection to learn about issues and save money by making improvements on your own time.

Price the Home Accurately With a Pre-Listing Inspection

Another benefit of ordering an inspection is that it will help you price the home accurately. If you’re aware of issues with the property, you have a better understanding of what the home is really worth. If the house isn’t priced accurately, it will discourage buyers. Buyers will order their own home inspection and if they find significant problems they will renegotiate the price or walk away from the sale.

A pre-listing inspection offers benefits to the seller and allows you to have an easier process of listing and selling the home. Although it costs a small fee, the inspection will be worth the convenience and peace of mind that it offers to both the buyer and seller.

Bayside Home Inspections offers inspection services to Vancouver Island. If you’re selling a home, contact us to request an appointment.