Spend the money to have a professional home inspection done before you sell.
We Buy Houses – Fort Worth TX: You are ready to sell your house and are reasonably sure that it is in good shape, for the most part. Buyers have lots of choices these days and if they don’t like your house and everything about it they can just move on to the next one. One way to impress buyers is to pay for a professional home inspection to be done when you put the house up for sale.
You’ll get two major things out of a home inspection. First, you’ll be alerted to anything that might be amiss. Perhaps you don’t visit the crawl space regularly and aren’t aware of the moisture and mold that is beginning to build up under there. A home inspection will tell you that and you can then correct the problem before the buyer’s inspector finds it.
You can use the results to make your pre-sale repairs and to instill confidence in the buyer.
In fact, you can use the inspection report to fix everything the inspector finds that needs fixing. Use the report to guide you in how to best spend your budget for the repairs you’ll do on the house. The kitchen counter is adequate and in good shape, but you thought you should replace it. With an inspection report you might find that it would be better to spend that money on new plumbing lines under the kitchen and bathroom sinks as they are beginning to leak and are old. You might never be aware of this problem without an inspection.
The other advantage to having a professional inspection is that you can say so in your listing description. Let the potential buyers know that you have had an inspection done and they are welcome to see the results. Mention that the report showed some minor problems, which you have replaced or otherwise resolved. This lets the buyers feel more confidence in your willingness to be honest about the condition of the house and that you are concerned enough to fix what you can before you sell.
Buyer confidence is quite important. A well maintained home is one that is more likely to sell as the buyer believes he or she is buying a good house that can be lived in right away. This is important to buyers who plan to make the house their family home. They will want to feel that they can move in and start their new life without nasty surprises awaiting them around every corner.