If you’re planning to sell your home, here’s why pre-inspections are a good idea!
Especially, if your home resembles this home!
Here are six good reasons why you should consider having your home pre-inspected before you place it on the market.
- Pre-inspecting your home will identify potential problems upfront and avoid getting surprised by the results of an inspection that’s completed after accepting an offer.
- Negative inspection results found during escrow can raise doubts and cause a buyer to reconsider their purchase.
- The Idaho RE-10 Inspection Contingency Notice includes an option for the buyer to withdraw from the Purchase & Sale Agreement and get a full refund of their earnest money if they don’t like the results of an inspection.
- Pre-inspecting provides a seller with the opportunity to correct issues found in an inspection before listing this property for sale.
- Disclosing pre-inspection findings and providing proof of completed repairs provides a powerful marketing tool that demonstrates a seller’s integrity to a buyer.
- Pre-inspecting allows the seller to make needed repairs upfront and eliminate unnecessary anxiety over repair negotiations.
The cost of a home inspection in the Boise real estate market is usually between $350 to $450.
Over the past year or so, I’ve represented buyers in a couple of transactions with unexpected, serious issues found during inspections that were completed after going into escrow.
One of those buyers canceled their transaction due to doubts raised by the inspection results.
The simple solution is to have your home pre-inspected and make needed repairs before you list it.