In my 27-year career of being a licensed Realtor, I have learned many things. One of the most important things I can recommend to a prospective seller is a Pre-Sale Home & Termite Inspection!
You home will typically be inspected by the buyers, as a contingency of the sale, so why not have a pre-sale inspection & repairs done to help insure that all goes well, and there are no surprises to blow the deal. The last thing we want is a case of buyer’s remorse!
If you are doing an arm’s length transaction, and the buyers are obtaining a loan, the termite & moisture inspection will also be a requirement for the Loan! Although a home inspection may not, some of the items that they might catch, could be issues with the appraiser, if the buyers are also obtaining an FHA or VA Loan.
If the cost of this inspection or its outcome has you concerned, you can always have an experienced real estate agent like myself, give your home a close look to highlight any issues that may come up, or be pointed out by these inspections. Although I’m not a licensed inspector, I do bring 26 years’ experience, and being at over a thousand of these inspections!
I know it makes me feel a little more confident when I have a seller who has an annual termite & moisture inspection, and performs a pre-sale home inspection, where we already had those common items checked before we go on the market.
It is also a marketing point for me as well, and helps to ensuring we don’t end up “Back on the Market” with a cloud over the property and fellow agents & prospective buyers wondering “what’s wrong with that listing?” It’s like overpricing your property and being on the market too long & going stale! But that’s another blog altogether…
So, in conclusion – Why wait? Spend the money now to save on the anxiety and risk of buyer’s remorse!