Being a homeowner can be overwhelming to say the least. There is a lot of responsibility and most of us tend to learn things as they come up – without much previous warning. Luckily, there is a way to have that early indicator of problems that need to be addressed. It’s called a pre-listing inspection.
Pre-listing inspections take a closer look at a home before it hits the open market. Doing so allows prospective buyers to learn the condition of what they’re planning to invest in. As you may have already guessed, there are benefits for home sellers as well. Keep reading for a better understanding of just how beneficial a pre-listing inspection can be to both sellers and potential buyers.
Understanding the benefits of pre-listing inspections
While there is plenty of crossover in the number of positives for a home buyer and seller, it’s important to go over the top 3 for each group.
For home buyers
- Know the details
- Less stress
Looking for a new home means you want to know everything you can upfront to avoid any surprises. Pre-listing inspections allow you to get a professional assessment of the state of the home. You’ll be able to know if there are any systems near the end of their lives, signs of water damage, electrical issues etc. All of these things will give you peace of mind before placing an offer down.
Knowledge of your home allows you the freedom to plan ahead and make smart decisions before biting off more than you can chew when bidding on a home.
For home sellers
- Attract more buyers
- Reduce renegotiations
When it comes to selling your home, it’s all about buyers. The more you have, the more likely you are to find the right offer. To help with that, a pre-listing inspection can shine a light on the details of your home.
If you know your home is in good shape, the inspection quickly communicates that to your buyers – helping them get more comfortable with your home as a viable option. Better still, buyers won’t have the same bargaining power if your home is in solid shape. This increases your chance of getting offers closer to your listing price, or higher.
A pre-listing inspection can also help you identify any repairs you may need, giving you the chance to make them yourself or reduce your asking price accordingly.
Leave your pre-listing inspections to the professionals at AmeriSpec
Our inspectors understand the value in finding the full information about a home to help both buyers and sellers. After all, we’ve been helping people make informed decisions for years by making sure there are no mysteries about a home. Give us a call at (416) 410-0909 to find out more about a pre-listing inspection. We’d be more than happy to help.