Is a Pre-Listing Home Inspection worth it?
A pre-listing inspection could provide the seller with a professional opionion about the condition of the house. The comprehensive report provided may show some defects that could be deal breakers. These would be good to get fixed before putting the house on the market.
Since the you know what needs fixing you can get it done before listing your house on the market and it could safe time and money in the long run.
Some of the issues which could be possible deal breakers may be:
- Skirting/fascia boards
- Water damage
Check out the 0:33 min Video on why a pre-listing would be of advantage.
Lynette Bruno a Real Estate and Lifestyle Expret on Trulia wrote the Should a seller ge a Home Inspection
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Preparing for a House Inspection
Whether you are buying or selling a home, it is a good policy
to have a home inspection.
To make this easier for all concerned, it would be good to prepare before the home inspector arrives.
Some of these preparations could mean that the inspector find less things to report about, issues you maybe able to easily fix yourself before hand.
You can read about some of the issues the comprehensive report from the House Inspector will cover here.
Clearing your personal belongings, from any area that may need inspection, is one important preparation, since the inspector is not allowed to move them.
The video below provides great tips on how to prepare your home.
For more tips check out the article on How to prepare your home for an inspection on Wiki How, which covers:
- Addressing common issues before a house Inspection
- Making an Inspection easy on the home inspector
- Doing minor home maintenance prior to an inspection
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“Guiding Kiwis though Buying and Selling” a house is what settled.govt.nz, a Website, specializes on and it has lots of very helpful information.
As it says on the ‘About Page‘:
“Settled.govt.nz is brought to you by the Real Estate Authority (REA). REA is the independent government agency that regulates the New Zealand real estate industry. Our goal is empowered consumers working with trusted real estate professionals. Our vision is a better real estate experience for all.”
In the section for buying a home are five categories and each has articles which provide great guidelines.
Under the category of ‘researching the property‘, as in house inspection, you will find six posts, one of which is about
The ‘Resource‘ page on this website has lots of useful tools like quizzes (like ‘Open Home‘ and ‘Multi Offer‘), videos, checklists and guides, for example,
the ‘Residential Property Sale and Purchase Agreement Guide.‘
The ‘Glossary’ on settled.govt.nz provides an alphabetical listing, covering the terminology of the property language, making it easier to understand.
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