I’ve never met a home seller that wanted to negotiate the price of their home twice, but home sellers do it all the time. Home sellers negotiate once when the buyers agreement is agreed, and then negotiate again when the home inspection is completed over repairs. Read Zillow’s “WHY YOU SHOULDN’T WAIT FOR THE BUYERS HOME INSPECTION“.
Hope has never been a plan! Hoping the buyer will accept the home exactly as you have – has never been a wise choice. Home sellers aren’t always aware of the issues with their home. Fearing what the buyers home inspection will turn up, is like avoiding the doctors appointment because you’re worried about what the doctor will find! Trust me, it’s all going to come out in the end. A good doctor will find it, and a good home inspector will find it too. The sooner you know the issues the better off you are. Sellers are financially better off when they control the outcome.
A Sellers Inspection puts the home seller in the driving seat. Before the house is put on the market.
By performing a Sellers Inspection, sellers get to know the condition of their home by an unbiased and objective party to the transaction – before it’s ever put on the market. Knowledge is king.
In a typical buyers home inspection, a defect might be documented into 3 categories. Minor Concerns, Major Concerns and Safety Concerns. Depending on the home inspector, even minor cosmetic concerns can stack up. Items that are listed under Major Concerns and Safety Concerns can also stack up.
A good buyers Realtor will do their best to appease their buyer and a good sellers Realtor will do their best to appease the seller while moving the sale of the home forward. Ultimately when emotions are at their highest the second negotiation begins over repairs.
A buyers realtor may stipulate that the defect should be addressed by specific types of professionals.
- Documentation of work performed may need to be provided as evidence.
- A clock is ticking for the repairs to be made.
- Contractors know that when the clock is ticking as part of a real estate transaction they can charge a premium for all things related to the sale of the home.
Why would a seller start negotiating with their back against the wall when they had time and opportunity to put themselves in the driving seat? Don’t back yourself into a corner.
Smart Choice Home Inspection is a trusted company with a licensed certified professional home inspector that understands the needs of home buyers and home sellers. Schedule me now for a Sellers Inspection of your property so that you can feel confident in its condition before putting it on the market.
Smart Choice Sellers Home Inspections start at $350. I work to keep my prices competitive within the area. Unlike many other home inspection companies around St Joseph, New Buffalo, Benton Harbor, South Haven, Niles, Buchanan, Paw Paw, Berrien Springs and the surrounding areas of Southwest Michigan, I include VA and FHA Approved Termite Inspections at no cost. That’s $150 saving! I also include the use of a Thermal Imaging camera as standard on all inspections at no cost. That’s another $100 saving!
Right away Smart Choice Home Inspection saves you $250 off of every home inspection because it’s the right thing to do. It’s the smart choice.
Don’t lose a dollar to save a nickel. Smart Choice Home Inspection – apples-to-apples will save you now and long into the future. Call (269) 800-0111 to discuss your home inspection needs.
Home Inspections start at $350
VA and FHA Termite Inspections with a home inspection are FREE. That’s a saving of $150!!!
Use of a Thermal Imaging camera with a home inspection is FREE. That’s a saving of $100!!!