When you’re selling your home on 30A, it’s important that you head off potential issues that a buyer’s inspector might uncover.
But does that mean you should hire a home inspector yourself?
Here’s what you need to know.
Should Sellers Hire a Home Inspector?
There are two different schools of thought on this – one is that you should save yourself the money and put it toward improvements, and the other is that if you spend the money on a home inspection before you list your house, you’ll know exactly what to zero in on to please buyers.
Either way, here’s what you need to know:
- Hiring a home inspector can eliminate surprises
- Hiring a home inspector gives you time to fix issues
- The buyer’s inspector might find things your inspector didn’t
#1. Hiring a home inspector can eliminate surprises.
Home inspectors look at a huge list of items when they’re checking out a house. They’ll look at everything from the foundation to the roof, checking on the home’s structure, HVAC system, plumbing, and even the electrical system – and that means you’ll be able to identify and fix problems right away.
However, if you know about an issue your home has and you don’t fix it, keep in mind that you’ll have to disclose it to interested buyers.
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#2. Hiring a home inspector gives you time to fix issues.
When you hire your own home inspector, you’ll have a heads-up about anything that’s wrong with your house. You can repair issues and even use what you did to help sell your home quickly – your Realtor® can label your house a “turn-key home” that’s move-in ready, which is something a lot of buyers are looking for.
#3. The buyer’s inspector might find things your inspector didn’t.
Even though you’re hiring an inspector to get ahead of the curve, the buyer’s inspector might uncover issues that yours missed. The bottom line is that inspectors have a lot of ground to cover – and if you sent 10 different inspectors into the same home, you’d have 10 different inspection reports.
So should you hire a home inspector? The best answer: Talk to your real estate agent to find out whether it’s the right idea for your home. Your agent knows about your house and your situation, and he or she can give you the best possible advice for your unique situation.
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