There are several benefits to having a home inspection done prior to the sale of your home. Here are a few of the ways pre sale building and pest inspections can help home sellers.

First, you receive an independent, expert opinion as to the current condition of your home. Many of you have been living in your home for a while, and have been handling basic maintenance issues as they occur. But, having a qualified inspector go through your property and prepare a detailed report will provide important information regarding major and/or minor issues that could affect the value of your home. If issues are found, knowledge of them will give you the opportunity to make repairs before setting a sales price.

Second, having a detailed inspection report can be of great value to a potential buyer. Serious buyers will be glad to have the information so that they can better understand the condition of your home before making an offer to purchase. We also find that buyers respond favorably to a seller who is prepared to disclose as much information as possible. Buyers appreciate a seller who is forthcoming, upfront, and honest regarding the condition of the home they’re selling.

Third, I believe one of the major benefits of a having inspections done prior to selling occurs when you negotiate the sales price and the conditions of the sales contract. When the seller and buyer are both aware of the true condition of the home, later negotiation on price or terms is less likely to occur. A buyer is better equipped to offer a price that is a true reflection of the condition of the home.

These are just a few of the many benefits of having a home inspection done prior to selling your home.