Conducting your own home inspection before you sell just makes sense. Eventually, your potential buyers are going to conduct their own inspection and it will help you to know what they are going to find before they do.
Here are some of the ways having a home inspection performed first can help:
- It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.
- It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
- It permits you to make repairs ahead of time.
- Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
- It helps you to price your home realistically.
- It adds professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
- It may help to relieve a buyers’ concerns and suspicions.
- And, it may even encourage the buyer to waive his inspection contingency.
A “pre-drywall” inspection is a construction-phase inspection that is performed after the certain components have been installed such as the foundation, the roof, walls and floors, windows and exterior doors and plumbing and electrical rough ins.
The purpose is to provide the purchaser of a new home with details on any significant visual deficiencies in construction and their implications so he or she can discuss making changes with the builder before completion of construction.