You put your home up for sale. And you have the buyer and it’s a good contract. Everything is working out well. The attorney review is over, finances for the buyers seem to be sound and all seems to be proceeding smoothly.
The next step in the process is where the buyer schedules their home inspection. You’ve been living in your house for a long time, and you know there’s nothing wrong with it. However, a professional home inspector will come in with a fresh set of eyes and will probably find some issues that need to be addressed. Hopefully these issues won’t be serious, but if they are they can derail your plans and cause the home sale to fall apart. And you certainly don’t want that to happen.
But how can you avoid this?
There’s a simple solution. And since the home buyer is bringing in an inspector to find any issues, why don’t you do the same? Here’s a better idea. Why don’t you do it before you even put the house on the market? Hire your own inspector. Have the inspector do the same inspection that the inspector would perform if the inspector was hired by a buyer. And then you’ll know what an inspection will find out, And you can take steps to avoid any future problems.
See what the inspector finds. And then fix those issues before the buyer does their inspection.
This can save you a lot of money in the long run, because typically the buyers will look to get a price reduction due to inspection issues. And you can fix these issues usually for less than the credit they will be requesting.
So get in front of any professional inspection problems take care of them beforehand. It will make the whole process go a lot smoother.