How to Avoid A Home Inspection That Tanks Your Sale
It’s a seller’s worst nightmare: you nailed the open house and marketing, everybody loves your home, all that’s left is a home inspection; if all goes swimmingly, you are well on your way to the sale of your home. Unfortunately, a not-so-stellar home inspection can put a buyer on the retreat, particularly if they have a contingency clause in place. You are likely aware then, that a good home inspection is critical to a sale. In fact, it is prudent to have your home inspected before placing it on the market, so you can identify any issues with the major systems of your property and the physical structure of your house itself. If you want to increase your chances of a good inspection, and therefore a sale, it’s in your best interest to make sure the following items are in good repair.
If Your HVAC Isn’t Right, it’s Havoc for Your Sale
The heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (“HVAC”) systems are guaranteed to be inspected by any self-respecting home inspector. This makes sense when you consider how expensive it can be to replace or upgrade the HVAC. Which has a lifespan of one and one-half decades.
If Your Electrical System Isn’t Functioning, Don’t Be Shocked if the Sale Doesn’t Happen
Take a quick look around whatever room you are currently in, there’s a good chance every last one of your electrical sockets are occupied. Most people understand the importance of a functioning electrical system and can be put on the defensive if there are indicators that the system is anything less than stellar. An important, easy, fix is to change all your two-prong outlets into three prong outlets and can be done by any electrician worth his salt.
If the Quality of Your Roof Isn’t… Through the Roof, Your Sale May Come Crashing Down
If you have an older roof, it pays to have a professional look at it well before having an official inspection performed; check the vents, downspouts, gutters, and general structure of your roof; fixing things proactively will keep the cost down, and buyers are very jumpy about faulty roofs.
Mold May Be Responsible for Penicillin, But It Will Kill Your Sale
Mold is a big deal, it can have very serious consequences if not removed. As such, nothing will put a potential buyer off more than an inspection report indicating that the house has it. Similar to your roof, it pays to have your home inspected for mold well before it is put on the market; again, being proactive reduces the costs of repair – and it also saves your sale. At the Chernov Team we understand that knowledge is power; whoever shows up to the table most prepared leaves with the most, and the Chernov Team always leaves the table with the most.