How a Home Seller Inspection Can Help You Get the Best Price for Your Home

Dear Cincinnati home seller, your best tool is information. Knowing everything about your home, before you put it on the market, will help you work with realtors and potential buyers. It will also help you set the optimal price to get as much for your home as you can — and it’s why a home seller inspection is such a great idea.

When you order a Cincinnati home seller inspection from Drake Inspections, there will be ten main areas of your home that I will evaluate:

  1. Roof
  2. Exterior
  3. Garage
  4. Interior
  5. Structure
  6. Plumbing system
  7. Electrical system
  8. Heating system
  9. Air conditioning system
  10. Ventilation and Insulation

Avoid Surprises After The Initial Price Negotiation

What you want to avoid is any kind of surprise during the purchase negotiation of the property. If there are cracks in your porch that require repair, you want to know this in advance – either you can pay for these fixes yourself, or you can let the potential buyer know about the situation at hand. If you do decide to pay for the fixes, you can do that on your own, using your own contractors and in the way you would like – without having the buyer being involved at every step of that process. And, this may be much less stressful.

What you do not want to have happen is for a price to be negotiated upon, and then for the buyer to say, “But I’ll need to repair this porch, and we did not factor that in, so you will need to reduce your selling price by X amount.”

This type of late-stage revelation weakens your position in the negotiation, and could lead to the price being reduced far below what you are expecting to receive.

The home buyer will most likely be paying for his or her own home inspection as well, and when they do, you will not see the results of this inspection – the buyer will retain the results of that survey.

Get A Detailed Home Seller Inspection To Limit Surprises

Looking for a home inspector? Contact Drake Inspections today. To make an appointment for a detailed Cincinnati home inspection, please call 513.658.5420 or use the contact form below.

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