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Should I Have My Home Inspected before I List It?

If you’re preparing to list your Austin home for sale, you may want to consider having a pre-listing inspection performed. This assessment of your home can reveal any hidden damage or repairs that need to be addressed before you place it on the market. You can avoid any unexpected surprises by having this important assessment completed by Bryan & Bryan Inspections. Learn more about what a pre-listing inspection is and if you should get one by reading below.

What Is a Pre-Listing Inspection?

A pre-listing inspection, also known as a pre-sale or seller’s inspection, is an evaluation that is conducted before you place your home on the market. It includes an inspection of the same systems and components that are reviewed during a general home inspection. A written report is provided to the seller that gives clear details on the condition of the home, along with any recommendations for repairs. 

Why Should I Get a Pre-Listing Inspection?

Whether or not you have a pre-listing inspection performed is entirely up to you. There is a multitude of benefits to having a seller’s inspection conducted, such as:

  1. more control: Sellers can choose who inspects their home, whereas if a potential buyer has an inspection performed, they are choosing which company will complete the inspection. 

  2. accurate appraisal: If you have your home assessed before placing it on the market, you will have a much better idea of the true value of your home, and can possibly negotiate a higher selling price.

  3. third-party review: By having an inspection before listing your home, you may have less of a problem selling it, as the true condition of the home is available for any potential buyer to see. 

  4. more time: If a pre-listing inspection reveals several repairs that need to be made, you have time to make these repairs, which may help sell your home even faster.

We Provide Certified Pre-Listing Inspections

Call Bryan & Bryan today at (866) 484-8318 for a free quote on our home inspections, stucco services, pool inspections, termite inspections, and commercial inspections. We gladly serve Austin and all nearby communities.

Source: Cardenas, Leah Lopez. “Should You Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection?” Web article. Angi. 03 Jan. 2022. Web. 05 Jun. 2022.

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