Eventually your buyer's are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed prior to listing your home for sale helps in many ways:
- It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party. It helps you to price your home realistically.
- It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
- There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit.
- You have the time to hire reasonably priced contractors or if qualified, make the repairs yourself.
- It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
- It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as plumbing problems, electrical hazards or safety concerns.
- It may relieve prospect's concerns and suspicions.
- It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
- Alerting you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.