Hiring a Home Inspector

If you unsure about the condition of part or all your property, you might want to consider hiring a home inspector or appropriate professional to check for any necessary repairs. These might include HVAC, plumbing, roof, septic, well, foundation, pool, ect. Even if it is something you do not want to fix it, you can disclose to would be buyers.

Most buyers are going to require an inspection as part of the contract. Most of the companies who perform these inspections are extremely thorough. If something has gone bad or is on its way out, chances are they are going to find it. Remember you are also required by law to disclose certain conditions of the property as outlined in the seller disclosures.

If their home inspector finds an issue you could or should have been aware of, it may plant a seed of doubt in a buyer’s mind. Nothing is worse than looking like you may have tried to hide something. I wonder what else they are not telling us. If they didn’t take care of ______ what other maintenance should we be worried about? An undisclosed issue might also give a buyer an easy out of the contract if they were already looking for one.

Not all repairs and upgrades offer the same perceived value to a potential buyer. In some cases, it might be better to offer a seller credit or concession. If you want to know what your options are for a prospective repair or upgrade, please contact us.