Home Sellers Information
If you’re like most home sellers, you have probably lived in your home for more than 5 years. It is in these last 5 years some major changes have occurred in the sale process of a home:
- Seller’s Disclosure
The biggest change is the requirement of providing a “SELLER’S DISCLOSURE.” You, the home owner, must list all the known defects in the home.
- Home Inspectors
The home inspector is usually hired by the Buyer and arrives at your property after a contract is negotiated to inspect and list any defects, questionable areas, upgrade suggestions and maintenance.
When significant problems are found by the Home Inspector the buyer may:
- terminate the contract;
- or ask for inflated amounts to have the problem fixed;
- or be so alarmed by the defect found, will terminate the contract without giving you the chance to fix it.
Either way your house is back on the market and the problem is still there for the next buyer to find.
The problem is the timing of the home inspection
The trend is changing and Sellers are having a home inspection at the time of their listing in order to repair or determine the condition of their home and to use it as a sales tool. A Seller’s inspection will virtually eliminate all the hassles and blown deals inspections cause when the Buyer brings in their inspector. It gives the leverage back to the Seller.
- No more renegotiations after the home inspection.
- No more alarmed buyers when the home inspector finds a problem.
- No more does the Seller have to deal with inflated repair estimates that costs him or her money.
- No more countless hours and dollars in energy to get a contract that is “blown out of the water” by surprise defects.
- Above all, a Seller’s Inspection is the ultimate gesture of full disclosure and will help protect the Seller.
Call us today at 770-868-9651 to schedule your appointment!