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Thinking of selling? Consider a home inspection before you list

Posted by Boca Expert Realty on Monday, August 1st, 2016 at 12:26pm.

5th Avenue Roof InspectionThe first thing most of us do when we consider selling our home is to call an agent, set up a time to meet, get the agent’s advice on how to prepare and make the home its most attractive to potential buyers and then decide what to list the house for.

While decluttering your home and making it shine from top to bottom inside and out is definitely of the utmost importance, getting an inspection before selling your home could give you the edge in a competitive market.

Most sellers do not take this initiative. Purchasing a home is usually the biggest investment a buyer is ever going to make and while we all would like to believe that our home is the best on the block, wouldn’t you like to know if there are any hidden flaws or potentially pricey repairs before agreeing to an offer?

Having your home professionally inspected prior to listing will give you the ability to, for example, repair some faulty wiring that you weren’t aware of or replace the water heater that is close to the end of its life expectancy. Why wait to find out if the buyer’s inspection is going to make or break your deal or perhaps force you to reduce your agreed upon offer or make expensive repairs.

Getting a home inspection before listing can only be seen as a benefit. It will most definitely put you at an advantage over other sellers in your area. You will know where you stand and you will be able to properly price your property with confidence from the outset.

Generally, the cost of a comprehensive home inspection is a few hundred dollars, but it will definitely be well worth it in the long run when it saves you both time and money when negotiating an offer.

Boca Expert Realty is a boutique Boca Raton real estate company with a focus on professional service and an unparalleled customer experience. Our select agents are amongst the top performing professionals in the field. Visit www.BocaExpert.com or call us at 561.347.6444 for information on Boca Raton, Delray Beach and Highland Beach real estate and to connect with an expert in the local market. 

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