Whether you are buying or selling your home, it’s important to have as much information as you can before embarking on any negotiations. Save yourself a lot of time, energy, money and aggravation by having your home inspected before buying or putting it on the market. As explained in a previous blog post, a home inspection is when a professional identifies any repairs or structural weakness in your home. Here a just a few of the benefits of having a house inspected as a home owner and as a prospective buyer.
For Home Owners
Usually home inspections are recommended for those looking to buy a home, but they also can be beneficial for those looking to sell. Having your home inspected before you put it on the market will make you aware of any potential problems that might make your house harder to sell. Armed with this information, you can decide whether it’s worth investing money into repairs and renovations before putting your house on the market or if it makes more sense to lower the asking price. An inspection will give home owners a better idea of the kind of resistance they may face on the market.
For Home Buyers
A home inspection is an important precaution before signing the deed to a new house. Even if you can haggle and get the house for below asking price, there still may be costly repairs and renovations that need to be done. If you have a property inspected, you’ll have a better idea of how much money it will take to turn it into your dream home. A home inspection also gives prospective buyers some leverage in terms of price negotiations because they’ll have an intimate idea of the property’s flaws. A home inspection is the best way for home buyers to make a well-informed decision about their purchase.
Buying or selling a home can be a tremendous task. If you walk into the housing market uninformed, you could end up wasting a lot more time, energy and money than you anticipated. Considering having your home inspected before buying or selling so that you can be as knowledgeable as possible before hitting the housing market. If you’re looking to buy a new home or sell your current property, contact us at Century 21 Westcountry Realty and we’ll help you with all your realty needs.