Inspecting Your Home Before Putting It On The Market

Inspecting Your Home Before Putting It On The Market

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Are you thinking of putting your home on the market soon? If so, here are few things you may be considering... Should I paint? Upgrade the kitchen? Renovate the bathroom?

However, before you start worrying about renovations it can be helpful to understand how your home has been maintained over the years. Let's have a quick look at a few reasons why you may want to consider getting a professional home inspection before selling your home.

Assessing Your Home's Current Condition.

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Give some thought to your home's current condition. How old is it? When was it last professionally inspected? Has your home suffered any significant weather damage? Do you see any issues with the roof? How do the walls or siding look? Are there visible cracks in the home's foundation? Do you see any fungus or dry rot damage? If there are obvious issues, it is time for an inspection.

Do You Need a Quick Sale?

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 Another excellent reason to get your home inspected early in the selling process is that it's likely to speed things along. If there are any repairs required, you can have them taken care of before you start staging your home, having professional photos and videos taken and before buyers walk through the home.

A recent inspection can also give you a competitive edge over nearby homes that are for sale. It signals to potential buyers that you have done some of the heavy lifting in the process and that they are unlikely to uncover any major issues when they have their own inspections done.

Take Care of Deal Breaker Problems

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  Finally, a home inspection ensures that you will be able to take care of any potential deal-breaking issues that could ruin a sale mid process. Even if you decide to skip repairing some of the minor issues, taking care of things like cracks in your foundation, fungus damage, any leaky faucet or old electrical wiring will all help with keeping your sale on track.

These are just a few of the great reasons to invest in a professional home inspection before putting your home on the market. There are several types of home inspections like General Property Inspection, Termite Inspection, Chimney Inspection (if there are any fireplaces in the home), Roof Inspection etc. The most common ones that many buyers request during the escrow period are General Property Inspection & Termite Inspection. Sonya and her team have a great group of inspectors who can perform these inspections during the “prep for market” stage. They utilize good companies like Brother’s Inspections who have many years of experience and are expert at quickly handling any minor (or major) issues. To learn more about the home selling process in Tri Valley or the East Bay, call our team today at 925-997-SOLD and we will be happy to share more insightful tips on selling your home in under 29 days, for the most money, with multiple offers!

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Dated: December 13th 2017
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