Should I Get a Home Inspection Before Listing My House?
If you’re in the process of selling your house, you’ll need to consider how much time, effort, and money you’d like to put into preparing it for the market. One of the most important questions to ask is, Should you get a home inspection before listing your house?
Two Categories of Home Sellers
As a home seller, you most likely fall into one of two categories.
In the first category, you’re ready to sell your house ASAP. You’re okay with sacrificing a higher selling price for the sake of a quick, simple sale. If that’s the case, skip the home inspection. But know that you’ll probably end up making less money on your home.
In the second category, you’re ready to maximize your profit on your home. You’ve invested time, cash, and effort into your house. Now, you’re ready to see high returns.
If that’s the case, a home inspection is absolutely the right option for you.
Think of it this way. If you wanted to buy a used Lexus, you could go to the dealership and buy a certified, pre-owned vehicle. You have the assurance of knowing that Lexus has inspected this vehicle carefully, performed necessary repairs, and provided a warranty.
Or, you could go on Craiglist and find some random guy selling a Lexus. You’re going to pay less money for the vehicle than you would at the dealership…but you won’t know much about the car itself.
Neither option is necessarily better. But clearly, one option offers you peace of mind in exchange for higher investment upfront.
We’ll pay for your home inspection.
At Gluch Group, we’ll actually pay for your home inspection ourselves.
For clients who want to get the most out of selling their house, we’ll perform a basic home inspection for free. After necessary repairs are made, we advertise your property as a “Certified, Pre-Owned House” – a unique marketing approach that sets your home apart from the rest.
Buying a “Certified, Pre-Owned House” also eliminates one of the most stressful part of the sales transaction for buyers – discovering potential problems with the property.
If you’d like to talk to us about what option might be best for the sale of your home, give us a call at 480-378-6700.