3 Compelling Reasons to Invest in a Pre Listing Home Inspection
In a world where buyers normally invest in home inspections prior to purchasing a property, it may seem counter-intuitive for a seller to commission an inspection.
This may seem especially true during this pandemic period, when there are not enough homes to meet demand. In Kitsap County, the current window for home sales is a mere three weeks as multiple buyers bid for scarce supply. Buyers are waiving inspections to stay competitive so why should sellers even think of having an inspection?
In our years of doing home inspections, the three reasons below are the top reasons why sellers are investing in a pre listing inspection, sometimes called a pre-inspection. They’re even more relevant now that it’s a buyer’s market.
Accurately price your property, whatever condition it’s in
Perhaps your home has had issues that haven’t been addressed over the years. Or it’s decades older than other homes in the vicinity. Maybe it has had renovations that made sense years ago that may be seen as unwise today.
A pre listing inspection will uncover all of these and help you formulate an accurate, not just subjective, assessment of your home. This quantifiable information can then be factored into the pricing. You’ll gain peace of mind knowing that the price tag on your home came from facts, not just opinion.
Understand any repairs needed and decide who gets to do them
Now that you know what issues your home faces, you can then make the decision whether to undertake them yourself prior to listing or include them in the disclosures for potential buyers to take on themselves.
Some owners prefer to do the former to increase the value of their properties prior to putting them on the market. Others are in a time crunch or prefer not to take on repairs.
Knowing what’s involved is key to making the right choice for yourself.
Help realtors market your home for a quicker, more profitable sale
In the past 12 weeks, median days on market in Kitsap County decreased from 44 days to 28 days.
What this means for sellers: The longer your property is on the market, the more perception grows that there are issues with your home therefore no one’s buying it. You can help reduce the likelihood of this happening by providing realtors with a pre inspection report.
They can then zero in on the type of buyer who would appreciate what your home offers. Is your home free of issues, pretty much turnkey? Or is it a DIY opportunity for a relatively incredible price in this hot market?
Understanding who is more likely to buy your home is more efficient and should lead to a quicker sale.
Book your pre listing inspection in Kitsap County today
Beacon Home Inspections offers pre listing inspections in Kitsap County, primarily Bremerton, Silverdale, Poulsbo, Kingston, Hansville, Port Orchard, Gig Harbor and more. We can be out at your property in as little as 24 hours.
Fee: Pricing is based on square footage and complexity of the home with a $250.00 minimum charge.