Most homeowners at some point find that they may either need to sell or simply want to sell their current home. Some homeowners choose to sell their home on their own terms without enlisting the help of a real estate professional. This option can be more financially advantageous for a homeowner as they will most likely save on the typical 6% commission cost for working with realtors. This cost is usually paid out at closing from the proceeds of the sale of the subject property. Although this option is available to homeowners typically the lack of real estate sales knowledge or marketing prowess tends to leave for sale by owners hiring a realtor anyway after attempting to sell their house on their own for months without any substantial interest by potential buyers.
If you are a homeowner looking to sell your house on your own there are some things you should be aware of before attempting to market your property to the public. As a local home inspector I would highly encourage having a professional home inspection performed on your home by your trusted local home inspection companies like Home Inspector Albuquerque before you look to market your house to the public. Why? You ask. Because having a home inspection done can benefit you the seller in many ways that you may have not thought of.
A home inspection will reveal to you the seller what the current condition of your house is in. A home inspection by Home Inspector Albuquerque will help to identify any safety concerns, any material defects, any conditions that exist that may lead to a material defect, and if there are any issues unknown to you the seller that will prevent or inhibit a lender from financing a potential buyer to purchase the house from you. Simply cleaning up around the house and taking pictures of it may not cut it. So how do you hire a local home inspector? Simply call 505-333-4041 or fill out the contact form on our website Home Inspector Albuquerque and we will schedule a day and time that works best for us both.
Home Inspector Albuquerque can help sellers of residential property with a professional and comprehensive home inspection.
What can you expect from a home inspection? Sellers can expect a thorough roof inspection, we will look for wear and tear in problematic areas such as chimneys, kick-out flashing, roof penetration points, gutters and downspouts, parapets, soffits, ridge vents, gable vents, soffit vents. We will take pictures and document our findings accordingly. You can expect a thorough site, exterior, interior, plumbing, electrical, HVAC mechanical, windows and doors, fixed appliances, attic and crawlspace, insulation, structure and foundation inspections and we will make sure to always report if there are no safety hazards present. We take pictures and document all our findings and will call out any deficiencies deemed unsafe, material defects, any conditions that exist that may lead to material defects.
By having a detailed home inspection report a seller will have a plan of action that they may need to be addressed before the seller decides to put their house on the market. A seller may find out that there is a deficiency they were unaware of and the it may be pretty costly to fix. This deficiency if left alone may become worse and adversely affect other parts of the house if not corrected. An example could be stucco cladding on the parapet walls of the roof that has many exposed holes and cracks. The exposed areas allow for moisture to intrude into the structure and possibly damaging the framing members. Most homeowners rarely get on their roofs to perform a roof inspection on their own and if they did most homeowners would not know what to look for.
Also by having a detailed home inspection report performed by a local home inspector to show a potential buyer shows the buyer that you are being transparent as the seller thereby creating a more trust worthy experience. Having this document available for the buyer may very well be what the buyer may need to see to make an informed decision to buy your house. Any value you can add to the transaction for the buyer will help you the seller to close the deal. Having a third party home inspection report is perceived as an added value by most buyers and their representatives should there be one involved in the real estate transaction.
Call 505-333-4041 to Schedule your home inspection TODAY! Or visit http://www.homeinspectoralbuquerque.com/contact.html