Home Inspections | The Number One Deal Breaker in All Tampa Home Inspections
Home Inspections | A yearly physical examination is a good way to keep a check on your overall health and wellness. No one ever “fails” their physical exam; it isn’t a pass or fail proposition. It is a diagnostic activity to discover any problems before they become serious. Just as you cannot fail your physical exam, your home cannot “fail” a home inspection. Home inspections are also a diagnostic activity meant to discover any problems before they become serious.
But just like a physical exam can uncover a serious illness, home inspections can uncover serious issues with your home. Some serious problems with a home, although correctible, may be deal breakers with potential buyers. This is why home inspections are necessary before you consider selling your Tampa home. You will want to correct any deal-breaking problems before placing your home on the market.
Potential Deal Breakers in Home Inspections
What one potential buyer considers a deal-breaking issue can vary from what another buyer thinks. It is likely that the potential costs of any needed repairs are what will determine how a prospective buyer will view any problems with your home. And since some buyers have more capital to use on repairs than others, what may be a deal-breaker to some will seem like small matters to others.
Some common deal breakers in home inspections that could cause prospective buyers to shy away from your home include:
- Roofing issues
- Plumbing problems
- Dated appliances
- Damaged floor joists
- Excessive moisture
- Insufficient insulation
- HVAC problems
- Old windows/doors
These and other potential deal breakers will easily be uncovered in Tampa home inspections. Standard home inspection reports can vary by inspector, but most typically include the status of the HVAC system, plumbing, electrical, roofing, attic, any visible insulation, ceilings, walls, floors, windows, doors, basement, foundation, and any visible structural components.
Avoid This Deal Breaker at All Costs
Perhaps the worst deal breaker of all is to avoid the cost of a home inspection and allow your home to be placed on the market as-is. The most discouraging thing ever is to get your hopes up over making a deal to sell your home, only to have those hopes dashed when the prospective buyer has a home inspection and discovers numerous problems with the home.
Although it may not be feasible to address every single issue with your home before selling it, even handling some issues early before putting it up for sale can make a difference. Prospective buyers usually expect to fix some items when buying a used home. But a long laundry list of needed repairs will drive many people away.
Beryl Project Engineering provides home inspections that meet or exceed InterNACHI’s Standards of Practice. Our clients receive an easy-to-read computerized inspection report with photos, as well as a free “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection” book with Maintenance and Energy Efficiency Tips. Call us for quality home inspections before you place your home on the market in the Tampa area.