Home Inspections Can Make or Break Your Home Sale
When selling your home, you want to get the most money possible for your home. If not the most money, then the fairest deal possible in your favor. Home inspections are optional but most home buyers choose to have one completed before closing on the sale. After all, just like you, they want the best deal possible and to know what they are getting themselves into before committing.
When you are considering putting your home on the market, you can also hire a certified home inspector such as those at Beryl’s to assess the integrity and value of your home. Many times when the buyer is supplying the home inspection, they can use defects that show up on the inspector’s reports to negotiate a lower cost or make it so that the seller has to make the repairs before the sale can close. If you can get ahead of any potential issues, this pre-buyer inspection can lead to a quicker sale and closing process and also help you to get top dollar for your home.
What Does a Home Inspection Tell You?
Most home inspectors will use a standard inspection assessment by the American Society of Home Inspectors standards of practice and code of ethics. This report will include:
- HVAC system inspection
- Condition of plumbing
- Condition of electrical systems
- Integrity of roof
- Structural integrity of the walls, attic, support beams, foundation and ceiling
- Moisture in the basement
- Evidence of mold or pest infestation
- Water drainage from house and property
- Evidence of septic leaks
- Condition of landscaping and yard, walkways and trees
- Condition of exterior structures such as garages and barns
- Condition of sidewalks, patios, decks and driveways
- State of siding, stucco, and paint on exterior surfaces
- Condition of carpeting, flooring materials, interior paint, drywall and trim
- Energy efficiency in windows
- Smoke and carbon monoxide detectors where required
- Other safety issues
These home inspections cover many areas of your home and provide an overall view of the home’s integrity and potential for future problems. Get ahead of the curve and remedy possible issues yourself before selling your home by calling Beryl Engineering and Inspections today!