Surprise, it can be great fun at a surprise birthday party, but not when it may delay or threaten the sale of your property.
Surprises such as a hidden water leak can result in unseen wood damage, or require bathroom repairs. Could there be termites? A crack in your heating unit? Is the electrical system in your home up to today’s code requirements? Is there a pan underneath the hot water heater? Are there little things that need attention like a cracked or fogged window pane, drippy faucet or chipped tile?
Having your own home inspection takes the surprise out of the picture for the buyer. It also allows you the advantage of taking corrective action on needed repairs so that when the buyer’s inspector examines your property he cannot make them an issue.
If there are problems, you will have time to get competitive bids at regular rates, rather than waiting during peak times and having to pay overtime to meet closing deadlines.
Disclosure of the condition of your home also can protect you reducing the chance of post-closing problems.
A pre-inspection is something to which you may want to give some thought! We recently experienced this with a client. Although it was different than the norm, it worked out well because the seller kept his home on the market and the buyer was able to negotiate repairs before going under contract.
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| Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck, Realtors at Ebby Halliday Realtors DebbieS@ebby.com BruceS@ebby.com 469.283.8656 |