When you’re selling a home in DC Ranch, it’s in your best interest to fix most – or all – of the issues you know about before your buyer hires a home inspector. Doing so can help your transaction remain seamless… and it can even prevent a buyer from finding something they can’t live with and walking away from the deal.
3 Things to Fix Before a Buyer Hires a Home Inspector
Here’s a quick list of three things you should almost always fix before you list your home – and certainly before a buyer hires a home inspector. You can avoid delays (and potential deal-breakers) by inspecting and, if necessary, fixing:
- Your home’s HVAC system
- Roof issues
- Windows and doors
Here’s a closer look at each.
Necessary Fix #1: Your Home’s HVAC System
It’s always a good idea to have your HVAC system inspected and serviced by a professional before you list your home. That way, you know about any issues – and potential deal-breakers with new buyers. If your inspector discovers a problem, you can fix it right away; even better, you can tell buyers that the unit has been inspected and came out with a clean bill of health before the sale.
HVAC systems are costly to fix, so if a buyer’s inspector discovers a problem, you can bet that the buyer will either ask you to make repairs or replace the unit, ask for a credit to fix or replace it themselves, or walk away from the deal entirely. That’s why it’s in your best interest to ensure that everything’s in proper working order before you list your home.
Necessary Fix #2: Roof Issues
Your buyer’s inspector will look for things like cracked or missing shingles or roof tiles, and certainly for signs of leaks. It’s a good idea to have a professional come out and inspect your roof if you intend to sell your home soon. The good news: Many roofing companies offer free annual roofing inspections. Their professionals can tell you whether there are areas of your roof that need to be repaired – and if there are, you can make the fixes before prospective buyers hire an inspector of their own.
Your real estate agent can also mention that your roof has been inspected and repaired in your listing description. That can give prospective buyers the peace of mind they need to put in an offer. Remember, new roofs are expensive – and buyers know that; when they see that you’ve taken the time to maintain the roof by having it inspected and repaired, they know that they have a few more years (or more) before the roof is likely to need more work.
Necessary Fix #3: Windows and Doors
Home inspectors check every window and door in a home to ensure that they’re all in working order. A good inspector will open and close everything, look at the locks, and even make sure the glass isn’t cracked, the seals are working properly, and that the tracks are in good condition. If you have issues with any of the windows or doors in your home, the time to repair them is before you put the house on the market. That way, these things won’t come up in an inspection – and you won’t be forced to fix them at risk of losing a deal.
Are You Selling a Home in DC Ranch?
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