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A prelisting home inspection could save you time and trouble

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May 24th, 2017
Man conducting an home inspection on siding of a house

Surprises may be fun on birthdays and holidays, but they’re the last thing you want when you’re selling a house. So before you put a “for sale” sign on the front lawn, it pays to have a prelisting home inspection.

What is a prelisting home inspection and why is it important?

This basic home inspection is ordered and paid for by you, the seller, and it takes place prior to putting your house on the market. It’s a proactive step that allows you to address any structural, roofing, or environmental issues that may have developed over the years. 

By tackling these concerns before you list your house, you can sell with confidence and lessen the chances of a buyer withdrawing their offer because of unforeseen serious repair needs found during their own buyer’s home inspection.

When should you schedule a prelisting inspection?

If you’re moving to an Erickson Living community, it’s best to schedule the basic prelisting home inspection as soon as you reserve your apartment home. That will allow for ample time to work through any maintenance concerns that are uncovered. Your personal moving consultant can put you in contact with a respected home inspector in your area and may even be able to negotiate a reduced fee for the service. If you like, the personal moving consultant can also be there on inspection day to make sure all of your questions are answered.

What benefits can you expect?

This important first step can reap great rewards! A prelisting inspection helps you get the best possible price for your house, reduces the risk of offers on the house falling through, and may minimize the days your house is on the market. Most importantly, it will remove stress and worry, so you can focus on an exciting future in your beautiful new home!