Can you believe January is only a couple of weeks away? Are you planning a big change in 2020? Maybe moving to a new house is something you’re thinking about. Will you be putting your current home up for sale? Selling a home can be a stressful endeavor but there are steps you can take to help the process go a lot smoother. One of those steps is having a pre-listing inspection performed. But, what is a pre-listing inspection and why is it a good idea?

For most people who put their homes on the market, the main objectives are to get the right price for their property and to do so quickly and smoothly. To give their property the best chance of this a homeowner will, no doubt, want to make the home as appealing as possible. This generally involves cleaning up the yard, fixing any areas that have fallen into disrepair, painting and decorating, etc.  How disappointing it would be, however, if after doing all that work, the buyer’s home inspection discovers problems you didn’t know existed. It may even jeopardize the sale. This is where the pre-listing inspection comes in.

A pre-listing inspection can be done before you even put your home on the market. This is a good idea because it lets you know about any problems your home may have before a potential buyer does. There are other advantages to have a pre-listing inspection performed. For example, it will appeal to a buyer to know that the home has been recently inspected. This will place you ahead of the competition and help you obtain the price you want. For more information on pre-listing inspections, please feel free to contact us and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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