How Do Home Inspections Help Me Sell My Home?
Selling a home involves more than erecting a sign at the curb and waiting for people to knock on your door. Getting the best price for your home will require some initial investment in time and resources. But your investments can pay rich dividends when your home brings a much higher price than you imagined possible. Home inspections are one of the primary investments that can help you get the most for your Tampa area home.
Beryl Project Engineering provides professional, impartial, Certified Master Home Inspections for homeowners in and around the Tampa, Florida area. A home inspection by our Certified Master Inspectors provides important information that can be used to prepare for the actual selling process. Dealing with prospective buyers and realtors from a position of knowledge gives strength to your bargaining position.
Reveal Items Needing Repair or Replacement
Home inspections are designed to reveal any problems with an existing home. The inspection covers a variety of foundational systems within the home for safety and overall utility. A typical home inspection will include:
- Walls, floors, and ceilings
- Electrical system
- Plumbing system
- HVAC system
- Decks and porches
- Windows and doors
Any problems discovered during the inspection will be reflected on the home inspector’s report. This report may cite inadequate insulation in the ceiling or electrical outlets that do not meet current electrical codes. Other items of concern can include outdated HVAC equipment, worn or leaky roofing, old doors or windows that need weatherproofing or replacing, or even cracks in the foundation.
Knowing about these issues before selling your home gives you time to make repairs to serious problems. Your investment in repairs can often boost your home’s value and asking price far past the amount of the repairs.
Home Inspections Prepare You for Negotiations
Knowing that all your home’s systems are new or in good repair allows you considerable strength when bargaining over the home’s selling price. You can even show the receipts for recent repairs to demonstrate your investment. Home inspections are frequently worth their cost for the additional value you have been able to add to your home prior to selling it.
You and your realtor may determine that it is in your best interests to only repair some of the problems. Other issues may be more cost-effective to leave in place and lower the home’s asking price accordingly. Home inspections provide you the information vital to making these critical selling decisions prior to negotiations with buyers.
Call Beryl Project Engineering at 813-616-3301 or message us online when you need professional, certified, and guaranteed home inspections in Hillsborough County, Florida and the surrounding areas.