If you are selling, get a house inspection to give the buyer peace of mind about your home.
Here’s how you can get the best price for your property – don’t settle for any less.
Are you worried as a home seller what the process of selling your home may unveil or that the buyer is going to ask you awkward questions later on down the line? A house inspection report does not just benefit the buyer; vendors can increase their ability to sell their home by using this service too…
Consider this…you are trying to sell your home and a problem is discovered just prior to the unconditional stage. Not only do you then lose your sale, you may also lose the home you were intending to buy, money, etc. With an inspection report, you can present this to a buyer and it shows that you have no issues to hide; that you are being ‘upfront’ with the buyer and that you are genuine. It also enables you to address any issues your home may have early on in the sale process. You are offered solutions to problems which you can then help pin-point with the buyer. It could help you achieve the asking price, as a buyer would have less bargaining power to ‘haggle’.
Think of it from a buyer’s point of view, if the inspection report is pre-purchase then it provides them with a sense of security, answering all of the small niggly questions that can slow a sale down. If you can show them that their investment is safe then they are more likely to buy from you.
Email reports can be produced within 24 hours of the inspection taking place, allowing you prompt and efficient advice that you never know, may even increase the value of your home!
Here are four things you can do to prepare your home for a house inspection.
Time is of the essence when it comes to getting an offer in on a house, you don’t want to miss the opportunity to purchase your dream home. Here are things you can do to make it quick and easy for an inspector to carry out the report:
1. Make sure the inspector can GET INTO THE HOME.
Talk to your inspector about how they can access the property. The easiest option is for the inspector to collect the keys from the Real Estate Agent, so make sure they have a set. If you are selling your home, make sure you leave clear instructions of how to find the property and any helpful tips about getting into the house.
2. Try and keep the FLOOR areas FREE of CLUTTER.
The house inspector needs to look around windows, in cupboards, and down drains. If these areas are clear of dishes and clutter, it makes the job a lot easier for the inspector.
3. Leave the key for getting UNDER the HOUSE.
Some properties have access under the home so the flooring can be checked for any problems. If you keep this locked, please leave a key for the inspector as they won’t be able to complete the report until this has been viewed.
4. Make sure the inspector can get into the CEILING SPACE.
The inspector also needs to have access into the roof space so they can check the structure. Make sure they will be able to find the man-hole and can climb up into it.