When the thought of home inspections comes to mind, many think that it only becomes necessary once you open escrow. But, it can also be a valuable tool to someone who has lived in there home for a long time and wants to know the general condition of the home. This can help prevent being surprised with items to fix before the buyer is willing to close escrow. An investment of just a few hundred dollars can save you thousands in net equity and give the buyer less justification for coming in at a lower dollar amount than you had hoped.
Best advice of the day is if you are thinking of putting your home on the market, take control early and consider ordering a home inspection if you have owned the home a long time, it was primarily a rental property, or if you inherited the home and are just not that familiar with the home. Also, if its an older home, several safety codes might have been implemented that home inspectors are trained to be aware of. These are just a few examples. If nothing else you will be listing your home with the confidence of knowing the overall material condition of the house.
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