Selling a house? Why should you get an inspection?

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Selling a house? Why should you get an inspection?

Selling a home can be an arduous task, there’s no doubt. You must to have your house up to scratch so your buyer will feel comfortable and secure with their purchase and so you can get the best price for it.

Getting a basic Vendor inspection is a good thing to do when selling your home, and here are some reasons why:

It will help attract potential buyers. Getting an inspection done prior to selling will assure prospects that there are no hidden surprises, and give them the peace of mind they need to make the important decision. Offering this to purchasers may also give you an advantage against competitors trying to sell their homes as well.

But what if your house isn’t perfect? What if you find problems even you didn’t know about that will need fixing? Well while this might be a setback and cost you some money but  it’s certainly better than the client finding these through their own pre-purchase inspection. Knowing the problems before putting your house on the market gives you a chance to rectify it, making it more appealing before putting it up for sale. A Vendor Inspection can also help identify problems at the source and make sure any necessary maintenance is done correctly. For example, if you have a faulty tap in the bathroom, you might go out and purchase a new faucet and get a professional to replace it. But upon getting an inspection you find the problem was actually to do with plumbing and not the tap. An inspection can help you identify these sorts of things to fix them at the source.

A pre-purchase inspection organised by the client will find the same problems, but might have different solutions. Getting a more expensive faucet, hiring a more expensive contractor to do the work and so on. It’s better to do things on your own terms, where you can compare prices to things you will be paying for, rather than having the client choosing for you or risking the sale of your home completely. Even if you are not concerned with maintenance, an inspection can still help you assess your asking price, and what offers you might expect from potential buyers.
It will be a guarantee for you. A Vendor inspection on your home acts as a sturdy leg to stand on in any legal case, should the buyer decide to sue for non-disclosure of issues on the property. If this happens, you have a certified report to backup your claim.

A Vendor Inspection is a powerful and useful tool for anyone selling a house.

August 20 2019 - 08:43 AM