When selling your home, what you don’t know can hurt you. A prelisting inspection will give you peace of mind and might save your upcoming contract. Finding hidden defects later will cost you much more than the price of an inspection, which in our area will run $350-$600 depending on the size of your home.
The big things to be concerned about may have never crossed your mind. Recently, one of my sellers discovered that his electric panel was not grounded. It was sparking and could have caught the house on fire. Now I don’t know, but I believe that selling a house that is not burned down is easier and more lucrative!
Other big issues may be present in your home that an inspector will find. Those include
• Mold
• Defective plumbing
• Defective electric
• Radon
• Poor drainage
• Pests—rodents, bugs, etc.
• Undetected leaks
Avoid the stressful hours waiting while your buyer’s inspector pokes around your house to find its every flaw. Ask your Realtor® to suggest a competent inspector to inspect your home before you put your home on the market. A dispirited buyer might freak out and terminate your contract! You definitely don’t want to be the last one to find out about the hidden problems with your home.