Serving Florida's Home Inspection Needs
Selling your home?
There may be several unexpected hazards or deficiencies a Certified Home Inspector might uncover that are enough to make prospective buyers run. Remember it’s not the Inspector, often referred to as a “deal killer”, it’s the condition of the home. And these are good to know about before the buyers Inspector arrives.
Home Inspectors are trained professionals and are also required to apply State Standards to interpret conditions that may not be considered “deficient” by a building contractor and /or other tradesmen such as plumbers, electricians or roofer.
Those who live in a house for a long time often overlook the defects. By having your home inspected by David Morris a Certified Home Inspector could save money in the long run, and sell that home faster!
Here are some advantages of having your home-for-sale inspected before you list it:
• You can choose David at INSPECT, a Certified Professional Inspector to inspect your home first, which may prompt the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency. And even if he doesn’t, a Seller Inspection means you likely won’t be in for any surprises.
• You can schedule your inspection at your own convenience, and may not have to accommodate a buyer and his inspector.
• You can assist your inspector during the inspection, which is something not normally done during a buyer’s inspection.
• A Seller Inspection may alert you to any immediate concerns, such as hazardous electrical, leaky roofs or plumbing.
• The Seller Inspection:
• allows you to take the time to shop for competitively priced contractors to make repairs, rather than making rushed decisions,
• allows you attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report; and
• removes over-inflated buyer-procured repair estimates from the negotiating table.
• Pre-Inspected yard signs, free from your inspector, will attract potential buyers touring homes in your neighborhood.
A Seller Inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on your part.
There are other distinct advantages of having a Seller Inspection report:
• You’re given the opportunity to correct deficiencies and/or dispute any misstatements in the inspection report before it’s distributed to real estate agents and prospective buyers.
• The report provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion about the condition of the home to potential buyers.
• The report may encourage the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency, so the deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
• The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
• The report may relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions and concerns before he walks away from an otherwise great deal.
• The report provides a further effort to the seller’s full-disclosure reducing the chance of future legal claims.