We've all heard stories from friends about the dreaded home inspection. As a Buyer, the home inspection is performed after the purchase price is negotiated. You want to make sure everything is in working condition besides being the most beautiful home ever!
As the Seller, you're so excited that your house has a contract--the next step is negotiating home inspection issues that may arise. We've talked about staging and de-cluttering to make your home beautiful for buyers but you also have to make sure your home is in good working condition. And, the Home Inspector will also test for radon, check for termites and if your home was built before 1978, you'll discuss the lead paint document with your REALTOR.
Be proactive, be ready--make sure you repair items before you market your home! And, if you're not sure....PLEASE ASK!
Go around your home with your REALTOR to inspect the little things you don't see and big things you didn't even think of. Believe me, they've seen it all! You're better off repairing items before your home goes on the market! Does your sump pump work? Are your gutters clean? Are there leaks under the sinks? When was the last time you cleaned your chimney? If you've completed a renovation in your home--do you have the final permits?
ASK YOUR REALTOR!! MAKE A LIST AND CHECK IT TWICE!
You'll be glad you did! It will help make your real estate experience smoother and less stressful!
For more information contact Jill at 908-419-3333, she's always there for you!