One of the most stressful parts of selling a home is the dreaded home inspection. Getting the most value from a home inspection is crucial, especially since any missed item can cause a significant amount of trouble a few years or decades down the road. With that in mind, let’s take a look at a few tips on how one can get the most value from a home inspection.
Keep Calm And Inspect On
Having a stranger poke around every corner of a house with a microsope is frustrating. Homes have emotional value and no one wants to hear about their homes’ flaws. The key to a successful inspection lies in remaining calm. Getting angry and or arguing with an inspector is a sure way to lose money.
Stay calm, smile, and accommodate the inspectors. The payoff is worth it.
Understanding The Process
Buyers depend on home inspections to protect them from purchasing a money pit. They want to know what they are getting into. This means that the buyer hires the inspector, not the seller. Inspectors investigate every aspect of a home from the roof and throughout the inside. They look for problems that require immediate address and problems that might arise down the road. The buyer may request repairs from the findings in the home inspection (BINSR) Buyer Inspection Notice Seller Response is the form commonly used by a professional real estate agent. Warrantied items are items that are covered in the standard Arizona purchase contract and in accordance should be requested for repair as a separate item request on the BINSR. Seek assistance from your agent in determining what those items should be.
Pre Inspection and Update
Most homeowners are aware of what needs to be done. The time to take care of existing issues is before the inspection. Have the home inspected prior to listing the home if you are unsure of what type of issues the home may have. Get electrical systems and heating and cooling systems tuned up by a professional. Take care of minor roof repairs. Address any plumbing issues. Not only does this save sellers money during negotiations, it also shows that they take good care of their home and can go along way towards getting the best price for the home.
The best way to get the most from a home inspection is to talk with Nash Carey at 602 405-3092 or Bud Carey at 602 405-3099. Inspecting your home is only one part of the listing procedures we offer as services when listing your home for sale with the Carey Team.