A very strategic move you can make prior to putting your house on the market is to get your own home inspection. I know, it sounds crazy! You ask “Why would I want to spend the money to perform my own home inspection when I know my potential buyer is going to do one?” One simple reason, no surprises!!!! Once your get your house under contract, you do not want any surprises, as surprises, no matter how big or small can effect your bottom line.
You will be amazed about what you don’t know about your home and what a home inspector can find. Why not resolve any issues you can, prior to your home being under contract? When selling your home, you want to get the highest possible price and once have an accepted offer in place, you want the buyer’s investigation process to go as smooth as possible with no setbacks or back to the table negotiations for repairs.
Also too, another aspect of doing your own home inspection is that a clean inspection report can be used as part of the marketing package of your home. It’s a great selling bonus for potential buyer to know that the home is in great condition and known issued addressed. A home inspection prior to listing your home is a very strategic move and worth consideration.