Why You Should Have Your Home Inspected Before Selling
Is it time to upgrade or move on to a new home in Bucks County? If you are planning to list your home for sale soon, you will have a few key considerations to make. Do we paint? Finish the basement into a suite? Renovate the bathroom, or leave it?
However, before you start worrying about renovations it can be helpful to understand how your home has stood the test of time. Let's have a quick look at a few reasons why you may want to consider investing in a professional home inspection before selling your home.
Assessing Your Home's Current Condition
Give some thought to your home's current condition. How old is it? When was its last professional inspection? Has your home suffered any significant weather or other kinds of damage? Take a walk around and look at the key structural areas. Do you see any issues with the roof? How do the walls or siding look? Are there visible cracks in the home's foundation? If there are obvious issues, it is time for an inspection.
Do You Need a Speedy Sale?
Another excellent reason to get your home inspected early in the selling process is that it's likely to speed things along. If there are any repairs required, you can have them taken care of before you start staging your home, having professional photos taken and hosting open houses.
A recent inspection can also give you a competitive edge over nearby or similar homes that are for sale. It signals to potential buyers that you have done some of the heavy lifting in the process and that they are unlikely to uncover any major issues when they have their own inspection done.
Take Care Of 'Deal Breaker' Problems
Finally, a home inspection ensures that you will be able to take care of any potential deal-breaking issues that could ruin a sale. Even if you decide to skip repairing some of the minor issues, taking care of things like cracks in your foundation, mold problems or old electrical wiring will all help with keeping your sale on track.
These are just a few of the great reasons to invest in a professional home inspection before listing your home for sale. To learn more about the home selling process in Bucks County, contact me Martin Millner today and I will be happy to share our experience to ensure that your selling process moves along quickly.
I can answer any questions about selling or buying real estate in Bucks County that you may have, or please feel free to call me at 215-519-1399 for more information.