What Inspections Should I Have Done Before Listing My Home?

Deciding to sell your home isn’t easy, and once you start thinking about all of the things you have to do before listing, your stress level may increase dramatically. Luckily, you can eliminate some of that stress by scheduling a few inspections that will help give you the peace of mind you need to bring potential buyers into your home.

 

Boiler Inspection

 

When was the last time your boiler was inspected? It is supposed to be inspected once a year, but it’s often something that homeowners let slide because you get so busy with your life. Make an appointment to have your boiler fully checked and cleaned. You may even want to request a written report from the company that you can show to potential buyers to help them understand what good shape it’s in.

 

Pest Inspection

 

From the pests you see to the wood destroying pests you don’t, a complete pest inspection of your home is a great idea. It can help you understand any potential problems buyers might notice that you didn’t. It’s not uncommon for homes to suffer from woodworm and other infestations, and a full report and a clean bill of health from a reputable pest inspection company can go a long way toward convincing potential buyers that yours is the home they want to buy.

 

Home Buyer Report

 

Some sellers invest in a full homebuyer report, particularly those who are motivated to move their homes from “For Sale” to “Sold” quickly. In many cases, however, it isn’t necessary as most buyers will invest in this type of inspection before they sign the contract to purchase.

 

It may seem like a bit of a hassle to have inspections done, but really it can give you significant peace of mind. Take the time to have these inspections done before you list your home and save yourself a bit of stress.



 

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