20 Jul Avoid losing a contract, get a Pre-Listing Inspection!
If you are ready to sell your home, the home inspection is a critical component in the success of that sale.
Issues that arise during the home inspection can cause potential buyers to lower the offer or cancel the sale all together. In fact, the National Association of Realtors reported in December 2016, that 23 percent of home sales fell through due to home inspection and environmental issues.
Identifying and repairing minor problems before listing your home can save you a lot of stress and frustration. Common problem areas include faulty electrical wiring, poor grading and drainage, roofing issues, foundation problems, plumbing and HVAC issues.
While major issues will likely require a professional, you may be able to handle some simple repairs yourself.
Typically you can find guides or videos online to fix common types of problems such as:
- Slow draining sink
- Leaking drain under sink
- Sliding doors won’t open or lock
- Broken or stuck window springs
- Missing or bad GFCI outlets
- Wood rot on doors or fascia
- Drainage issues related to gutters or runoff
- Minor cracks in stucco walls
Buyers become nervous when issues come up during the home inspection. Don’t risk having a potential buyer walk away over issues that can be addressed prior to listing your house on the market.
Some issues may seem daunting, but with a little research and some effort you can save yourself potentially thousands by addressing problems yourself. You can maximize your final sale price and help ensure a smooth closing.
If you need a home inspection or have any questions, we have the expertise and the experience. Call LaMaison Homes and Inspections at (941) 779-7170 today to schedule your Pre-Listing Home Inspection!