The condition of a home is a big factor when pricing a property for sale. A home in better condition will get a better price than a home that is in need of extensive repairs or upgrades.
How do you know what kind of condition your home is in? A pre-listing home inspection.
A professional home inspector can identify issues, big or small, with a home. Information from a pre-listing home inspection allows sellers to address these issues, giving them the opportunity to make repairs or upgrades as needed, as well as creating a well-informed seller.
It is important that the home inspection is comprehensive and that the inspection report be made available, digitally, as soon as possible after the completion of the inspection. A seller is not required to address all issues within the pre-listing home inspection report, but the report allows them to choose things of importance that are worth addressing.
Any required permits and receipts from issues that have been addressed should be retained and available for buyers to view.