Pre-Sale Home Inspections
Not Just for Buyers
Home inspections aren’t just for home buyers; home sellers also gain peace of mind by investing in a thorough certified home inspection prior to putting a house up for sale.
The last minute discovery of problems by a prospective buyer can lead to time delays, added expenses — and can even stop a deal altogether.
Your best prevention measure as a home seller is to have a certified inspection done by Two Peaks Home Inspections prior to listing your home.
What Can You Expect from a Pre-sale Home Inspection?
There are a few things you should know about before getting your home inspection. First of all, it is recommended that you let the inspector complete their tasks and inspection. You will have a debriefing opportunity at the end of the inspection.
The inspector is not able to move anything, including furniture, during the inspection. So, first of all, you should make sure you are prepared by moving what needs to be moved. Also, though, by accompanying the inspector, you can move furniture or other things as needed.
Make sure there is free and easy access to hot water heaters, electric panels, attic entries, crawl spaces, etc. And if you have pets, try to make sure they are out of the way during the inspection. They will hamper the process and cause delays, even if they’re the friendliest dog on the planet. Maybe especially if they are the friendly type.
Buyers and Sellers Benefit from Home Inspections
Taking the time to get a professional home inspection whether you are the buyer or seller is a smart move. A home inspection gives you the impartial documentation you need when negotiating on such a large and important investment.
You’ll have the security and satisfaction that comes from having full disclosure and knowledge of what you are buying (or selling). And that is a good thing.