September 20, 2021 at 11:48am | Laurie Scherer

Here’s some info to help you decide if you should get a pre-inspection.

I’m often asked this question by sellers: “Should I do a pre-inspection on my home or just wait for the buyer to do theirs?” Today I’m sharing some information so you can make your own decision. If you’ve been in your home for quite a while and know you’ve kept up with your maintenance, that doesn’t mean your home is perfect. Nothing is 100% perfect, even a brand-new home.

If you’re a seller considering doing a pre-inspection, know what your expectations are. If you want to know about anything that could be a deal-breaker or want to ensure your home is in its best condition, then I recommend doing a pre-inspection. It’ll tell you what things may need to be addressed before you put your home on the market. You’ll have more peace of mind that your home’s major concerns have been identified and repaired by you.

"Nothing is 100% perfect, even a brand-new home."

However, remember that there’s no guarantee that the buyer’s inspector won’t find something when they do their inspection. A home is like the human body; you wake up one day and feel great, but you wake up the next day, and your back or knee might hurt. Things happen to our houses, and no two inspectors are exactly alike. It’s just like going to the doctor; you see one that will give you a certain prescription for your symptoms, but another doctor could prescribe something different. With both our bodies and houses, it’s all perspective and personal interpretation.

I believe a pre-inspection is a great tool to take advantage of in any market to make your home as healthy as possible. We’re always here to answer any questions you may have, so call us or visit our website. If there’s a topic you’d like us to address in a future blog, please let us know. We would love to help you in any way we can.



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