Selling Your House (Inspections)
Seller Home Inspections Austin, TX
Get in touch with us about a seller home inspection before any potential buyers visit it. It is recommended, not just by us, but by InterNACHI themselves. It saves you time & money and lets you sell your home with confidence.
WHAT IS AN INSPECTION?
The home selling process sometimes can be confusing & stressful. Not only do you need to consider things such as location and price, but you also have to worry about whether your home has any hidden problems that could become costly surprises down the road.
As professional Home Inspectors, it’s our job to find these hidden problems for you. The home inspection process is an unbiased, professional assessment of the condition of your house. A home inspection provides you an expert opinion & professional report on the status of the physical structure and other systems within a home, giving you peace of mind on what might be the most significant purchase you’ll ever make
WHY SHOULD SELLERS HAVE AN INSPECTION BEFORE LISTING FOR SALE?
As a seller, you know that buyers need to have your house inspected before they agree to buy the property, but what if you beat them to it?
Getting a home inspection at the pre-listing stage offers some advantages to sellers that you may not be aware of yet. The biggest, of course, is finding out the exact condition of your residential property.
As a seller, you should be well aware of the importance of being ready for the buyer’s home inspection as:
- You’ll undoubtedly find out the exact condition of your home.
- You will see the home through the eyes of a critical third-party
- You’ll be provided with an unbiased opinion to offer to your potential buyers.
- You’ll have one of our InterNACHI certified inspectors rather than be at the mercy of the buyer’s choice of inspector.
- Schedule your inspection with us at your convenience.
- It helps you realistically price your home if we find any problems.
- Pricing the home is much easier.
- Minimize pre-listing stress.
- You can assist us during the inspection; this is usually not possible for you during a buyer’s inspection.
- We’ll alert you to any items of immediate personal concern, such as termite infestations.
HOW A SELLER’S HOME INSPECTION HELPS YOU?
Before home inspections were frequent, sellers did not disclose the condition of their property. But now most buyers want a home inspection report to understand what they are buying, and often wish to renegotiate based on the inspection results. So, it makes sense to plan an inspection at the beginning of the sales process.
Further, you can sell your home more quickly, more efficiently, and for more money with a Pre-listing inspection. A pre-listing inspection report brings more buyers to the table, and do not underestimate its importance, as it creates a better negotiating environment for both buyers and sellers. Plus, with your home’s condition disclosed at the beginning rather than the end of the process, things are bound to move more quickly and smoothly. If you think about it, it’s a win-win situation for both, with less liability for all.
WHEN SHOULD YOU HIRE OUR INSPECTOR BEFORE MARKETING THE HOUSE?
After you have decided to sell your home, you could just sit back and wait. After all, if the home buyer is serious, he/she will probably make an offer contingent on having the property inspected professionally, with the buyer approving the results found in the inspector’s written report.
But that leaves you with one common problem: The buyer’s inspection may turn up a variety of hidden defects that can turn the negotiating tables in the buyer’s favor.
The most important step you can take to ensure your home is in the best possible condition—and that a buyer can’t take advantage of you—is to hire our professional inspector before selling your house.
Also, in some states, it’s mandatory for the seller to at least hire a termite or pest inspector in advance of the sale and make that report available to buyers.
HIRE OUR HOME INSPECTORS TO PREPARE A REPORT
The professional inspector you’ll hire will not be the same person who’ll look at the house later, when employed by a buyer. Instead, this pro from Home Pro will work for you and help in identifying hidden problems so that you can either make repair requests or reduce the price of your home accordingly.
You can examine our inspector’s sample reports, and make sure the inspector is licensed (if that’s required in your state) and is a member of ASHI or the American Society of Home Inspectors.
WHAT SELLERS CAN ASK OUR HOME INSPECTORS FOR?
Our professional inspectors can identify problems with your home, such as possible water damage, leaks in the roof, remodeling efforts that don’t meet current building codes, and probably improperly grounded outlets.
With this information, they will prepare a written report and may make some repair recommendations. If the report gives your home an A grade (or something closer), you can hand a copy of the report to buyers, to show them that your home is in great shape.
Apart from the general inspection, some other types of specialized types of inspections are available. But unless you suspect a problem and you’re worried that the buyer will want to negotiate, you’ll probably be okay, and you can also let the buyer decide what other specialists to bring in
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO REPAIR BEFORE SELLING A HOUSE?
There are plenty of repairs that are a waste of money if done right before a sale. On the other hand, some repairs have a high ROI (return on investment) because they can increase the desirability of your home and are often inexpensive.
But, the following things should be repaired before you finally sell your house:
- Minor kitchen repairs, such as painting new countertops, and installing new fixtures
- Small bathroom repairs, which include replacing missing tiles, cleaning up or replacing grout, and adding a new coat of paint, might be necessary.
- Cleaning up the exterior & adding accents, like basic landscaping, that increase curb appeal.
- Improved lighting to make the home a more inviting and spacious feeling.
- Painting the rooms that need it.
- Refinishing hardwood floors.
- Make sure everything works, like doorknobs and locks.
- Pre-sale inspections—to give you time to fix what the inspector finds.
5 WAYS OUR SELLER HOME INSPECTION CAN HELP YOU SELL YOUR HOME QUICKER:
Getting a seller home inspection from us should be one of the first things you do before even listing your home for sale. Moreover, we’ll help you set your asking price more accurately and thwart any obstacle in the selling process.
Read on to know 5 ways our Home Pro’s Home sellers inspection can help you sell your home quicker and for more money.
1. Know Your Home Inside Out
The first thing homeowners think about when deciding to sell their home is to get an idea of the market value and determine whether you want to list it.
Whereas home inspection is concerned, your smartest move would be to pay for a full inspection; this will help you to set your price, attract buyers, and sidestep road bumps in the selling process.
2. What Repairs Does Your Home Need?
Almost every home needs some form of repair or maintenance before entering the market. If you find a buyer’s report commission that says that you need substantial repairs, which can have two effects.
First of all, the selling process stops, and you may miss some potential buyers or lose the buyer.
Second of all, if you haven’t researched the repairs your home needs and found out how much they cost, the buyer might give inflated quotes and get money knocked off your asking price.
Suddenly our seller inspection starts to look very cheap, isn’t it?
3. Stay Ahead Of the Competition
Allowing our home inspectors to inspect your home is the only way to stay ahead of other home sellers.
Even if you look at a report that tells you about home prices in your area, this won’t tell you about the inspections that the sellers (or buyers) commissioned or the repairs that were carried out, or the discounts negotiated as a result.
Reports show you only what homes sold for, not what repairs they needed, or how much they could have sold for if they were in excellent condition.
Even if you find a property in your area, with the same number of bedrooms as your home sold for, you won’t know about their inspection or repair costs. Basing your price on their inspection is a recipe for disaster.
4. How Will You Know The Exact Cost Of Your Repairs?
Our inspection gives you the chance to take stock of your home repairs. If you fail to get an inspection from us, you deny yourself the opportunity to find out how much your home would cost to set right.
Adversely, you’ll be at the mercy of the buyer for the price of the repairs. And, their only objective is to buy your home as cheaply as possible.
5. Full Disclosure Can Bag You the Highest Bidder
A bidding war is every home seller’s dream. And, perhaps the only way to justify the asking price is to go into selling all guns blazing.
These day’s inspection reports from our company are mostly digital. So, you can give them to serious potential buyers.