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How well do you know your home?

Will a potential buyer produce an inspection report that reveals a problem you were not even aware of? How will this affect a pending sale?

Preparing Your Home for an Inspection.

This is a list of actions that you should take to have your house ready for the inspector and the potential buyers.

After an inspection, you may decide to repair certain items. In fact, reducing the to-do list is a good way to reassure buyers that the home is ready for them. Simply attach a report sheet  stating what was done with dates. For example. if some insulation is missing in a spot in the attic, it would be advisable to just take care of it and report that it was done.

 

 

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Your Disclosure to the Buyer

You will be required to fill in and sign a disclosure form, which asks if you are aware of any problems with your home at the time of sale.

The more detailed the disclosure, the less negotiating power for the buyer.

If a problem exists that you are unaware of, the buyer's home inspector will probably find them. If you did not take them into account when you arrived at your price, the buyer has bargaining power.

A full disclosure of the condition of the home from you will reduce the risk of a collapsed deal, where the buyers back away after days of negotiation, offers and counter-offers. During this time, other potential buyers have been turned away and your sale has lost momentum.

Plan ahead and have your home inspected by an inspector you can trust and rely upon to give you an honest, unbiased report.