Why Should a Seller Pay for a Home Inspection?

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There is a new trend among home sellers, and it is to get a professional home inspection before they sell the home. This sounds odd, but buyers these days like to see a seller that is proactive in getting their home ready for sale. Most home buyers want their property to be in turnkey condition when they purchase it.

This may sound odd for home sellers, but nearly 75% of our transactions that fell through last year did so because of home inspections.

Usually a buyer would pay for the inspection, but by making this small investment, you could win over a buyer and actually have them pay more for your home because it is in peak condition. The point of a pre-inspection is to take care of all of the minor problems with the home before the buyer has to deal with them.

Here are 5 solid reasons why you should consider a pre-listing home inspection:

  1. You will appeal to more buyers.
  2. No surprises during the due diligence.
  3. Less terminations.
  4. More money in your pocket.
  5. Less stress during the sale.

If you’re selling in Alaska this spring, I recommend that you talk to us about finding a home inspector for your property. We have a list of some of the best inspectors in the area, so don’t be afraid to ask us about them!

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