If you’ve purchased a home in the past, you were probably made aware of the importance of getting a home inspection before signing on the dotted line. Home inspections can reveal serious and costly problems with a home before you agree to buy it. If the home inspection reveals a serious problem such as a roof leak, structural issues, or worse yet — a safety problem such as lead paint or asbestos, you’ll want to decide how the report findings will be remedied, or if you still want to buy the house at all.

So, what if you’re the home seller? Many people might think the seller wouldn’t have any reason to work with a home inspector, but they would be wrong. Today, the experts at Cumberland Inspection Service are going to explain why home sellers should consider having a home inspection completed before they even stick the for sale sign in their yard. Keep reading and then give us a call to schedule your home inspection!

Be Proactive

If you’ve lived in your home for some time, you may not be aware of some of the looming problems that may be brought to light when a potential buyer is doing their homework on your home. Maybe your roof has endured one too many hail storms and is nearing the end of its lifespan. Or, perhaps you’re selling your childhood home and you never knew that it was built using asbestos-containing materials.

The majority of people are hoping for a quick sale when they place their home up for sale. You might be counting on the funds from your home sale to be able to buy your next home. Or maybe your spouse has taken a job in another state and you want to be able to sell your home quickly so you don’t have to worry about how to maintain it halfway across the country until it sells.

If time is of the essence, (and it usually is), getting a home inspection completed before you start the selling process can save you valuable time and headaches. If the inspection reveals a major problem, you’re better off to get it fixed ahead of time so it doesn’t hold up or cause you to lose a potential sale.

Speed Up the Selling Process

As we’ve discussed above, time is usually a critical factor when it comes to selling a home. And often, there are several steps in the home-buying process that are out of your control. If you rely on the seller to schedule a home inspection, it can add weeks to the timeline. By having a recent home inspection report ready and waiting for the buyer to review, you’ll be taking control of one more step in the process.

Gain an Advantage Over Other Sellers

In competitive markets, or if you’re in a particularly big hurry to sell, having the home inspection already completed can offer a tangible advantage over other home sellers. It will give buyers (who may also be in a hurry to buy) a way to purchase a home quickly and still have peace of mind that it’s been through a recent inspection.

Are You Thinking of Selling Your Home?

If you’re considering putting your Dawson Country home up for sale within the next few months, get the advantage right from the start and schedule a home inspection today. It will eliminate surprises for both you and a potential buyer at a time when it counts the most. Contact Cumberland Inspection Service to schedule a time for one of our certified inspectors to visit your home. Then, when the time is right, you’ll be able to move forward with the sale of your home without having to worry. Give us a call today!