A home inspection is a valuable tool, but not only for buyers. There are many important factors for a seller to consider as well. By performing a pre-sale home inspection, sellers can correct items that could potentially cost them a sale.
An added bonus of a listing inspection is that many of the items that the inspector will point out as being fundamental to the longevity of the home such as trimming trees and hedges, cleaning gutters, or applying fresh paint are details that could visually enhance the home’s marketability and curb appeal. Correcting minor defects such as dirty heating and cooling system filters, jammed windows, a missing chimney hood or spark arrester, or other small maintenance issues gives prospective purchasers a positive feeling that your home is well-maintained. Additionally, projects like installing smoke and carbon monoxide detectors make your house safer for the next owner and safer for you as long as you continue living in it.