Why Home Inspection is Important Before Selling Your Home

Why Home Inspection is Important Before Selling Your Home
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    There are many reasons why home owners may want to sell their homes.

    The family may have been expanding beyond the scope of the current house or sometimes the family or individual just want a change of environment.


In a bid to get the sale finalized in a short time you may be tempted to forego the home inspection. This is a bad move however and should never be omitted from home sale proceedings.

There are a number why a home inspection is important before selling your home. One of the chief reasons is that it helps your buyers to view you as an honest seller. This makes the process more amicable as fears of being swindled are reduced.

A home inspection is required by law in some jurisdictions. This means that going forward with a sale without getting one may void the contract. In this case it is better to err on the side of safety so fi you are not certain what the laws in your state require, get the inspection done. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Getting a home inspection done also protects your interests. It may uncover previously undiscovered advantages in your home that enhance its value. This gives you more power at the bargaining table. Imagine being able to increase your asking price by a hefty sum because your home inspector discovered something new about the building. The home inspector can also offer tips on improvements that need to be made and these improvements may enable you to increase your asking price.

On the flip side, getting a home inspection can serve as a heads up. If glaring serious flaws, such as a damp basement, are highlighted you can decide to get them repaired before placing the unit on the market or reduce your asking price to compensate for the flaw. Failure to do this could lead to you wasting your time and efforts as buyer after buyer turns down your offers after getting the place inspected themselves and determining that for the asking price there are simply too many flaws. You are also protected from asking for an unrealistic price and having the unit avoided like the plague because of a ridiculous asking price.

You are also protected from unfounded post sale claims by a home inspection. This means that if a fault emerges after the sale and your home inspection report does not support this flaw then the buyer cannot approach you for repairs to be done. Many times a seller is beset by requests to make repairs and adjustments to solve problems that simply did not exist prior to the sale of the property they have no grounds on which to claim that the faults are new. You don’t want to be forced to use the proceeds of the sale of your home to effect renovation to a home that is no longer yours.

So before you finalize that deal for the purchase of the home you selected from among the many attractive Dominican Republic homes on the market, call a home inspector to check out the property you are trying to sell. Protect yourself and your family from unnecessary problems.

Jack Dawson has been touted as a real estate guru by his colleagues and friends. He specializes in the sale and purchasing of Dominican Republic homes.


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