In this trickier market, it can be imperative in the eyes of a Buyer that the house in which they’ve fallen in love be in “perfect” condition. Now, granted there’s absolutely no such thing as a house in “perfect” condition, but a house where it’s obvious that the Seller has taken good care of the property and truly gotten the house in tip-top shape as it goes on the market, can truly make or break a Buyer’s decision to make an offer. After all … there’s another house on the market just down the street — sometimes for less money.
I’ve begun emphasizing the importance of a pre-listing inspection to my clients, the Sellers. Learning about and taking care of all the little things makes a home just that much more attractive to a potential Buyer. And heavens, we certainly want to hang on to those Buyers right now!
When a Seller can show a potential Buyer a fully-checked-off inspection list, that’s a tremendous selling point and benefit.
As always, be absolutely certain that the Inspector you choose is property certified and licensed!