If you are buying a home, getting a home inspection is perhaps one of the single-most important “checks” you need to conduct to make sure the home is safe and secure. If you are selling a home, however, is having an inspection as important? Please continue reading for strong reasons why you should get an inspection, whether you’re the buyer or the seller.
Peace of mind — Puts the buyer’s mind at ease that the home is in good shape.
Renegotiate – If problems do arise, the buyer can negotiate a lower price or ask the seller to make repairs needed.
Opt-out — If the problems are too big or unsettling, the buyer can opt-out of buying the home.
Future needs — Buyers can learn about potential maintenance and upkeep for the home.
Smooth sale – Sellers can deal with any issues early that could impede the sale of their home.
Make repairs — Sellers can repair problems before putting the house on the market.
Help set/increase price — By making repairs, it will help set the price of the home and
could even enhance the value of the home.
Transparency — Having a pre-inspection report available for buyers tells them that the seller has nothing to hide.
As you can see, having a home inspection is vital for both buyers and sellers and the cost is usually a few hundred dollars — well worth it to provide peace of mind, and to know what the condition the home is you’re looking at.