Should a Seller Have a Home Inspection?

Should you, the home owner, even think about having a home inspection done before you even begin to sell the property? There are varying thoughts on this and there a pros and cons.

On the Pro Side

  • It gives the buyer more confidence to make a higher offer.
  • You do not have to worry about the buyer trying to renegotiate the contract during the closing process.
  • You can get realistic bids on any work that has to be done. Last minute repairs are stressful.
  • Less chance of litigation. How could something that you have no knowledge of be your fault after you hired a licensed professional to help you find hidden problems.

On the Negative Side

  • The buyer is going to have their own home inspection performed so it could be a waste of money.
  • Your inspector might find things that the buyer's home inspector might miss, costing you unneeded repair expenses.

Choosing an Agent



  • Print Advertising - Your property will receive unprecedented continuous exposure every month it is listed for sale. Your ad will appear every month in the Homes and Land magazine, instead of the typical ad rotation.
  • Virtual Floor Plan - Each residence is measured room by room for a concise virtual floor plan with lots of inter grated pictures of the property for a true Virtual Tour and not just a slide show of pictures.
  • Maximum Internet Exposure - Your property will be exposed to millions of people on 30 national real estate websites and with 8 news organizations including ABC, FOX, New York Post, Washington Post, New York Times and Cox Media.
  • Professional Photography - Don't let your house languish on the market because of poor quality pictures. Too many listing agents treat photos like it was still the last century. Pictures sell real estate!
  • Lock Boxes - Electronic lock boxes provide 21st century access.
  • MLS - Your property information will be entered into the Multiple Listing Service, including color photographs of the interior and exterior of the house, if applicable.
  • Open Houses - If the first Open House has a good turn out we will follow up with more.
  • Reverse Offer - Backwards real estate.
  • As Is - Is this the best way to get what you want?

The Offer

The Closing

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