The Indispensability of the Home Inspection
Spring is home buying (and selling) season. By now most people know why you need a home inspection before you buy a house. If you don’t, let me give you a reminder: You can end up buying a can of worms that will cost you tens of thousands of dollars to fix.
Getting a home inspection is smart — paint can hide a world of trouble. If the home inspector finds problems, it can help when it comes to renegotiating the asking price.
But home inspections don’t just help home buyers. They can work to your advantage when you’re selling, too.
Anyone selling their house will go through a home inspection — you can’t avoid it. But getting one before listing your property puts you ahead of the game.
You will know of any issues or fixes before buyers find them. If you wait and hope they don’t, there’s a good chance they will and your home will stay on the market longer.