• March 19, 2017

Get Your Home Appraised and Inspected

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Get Your Home Appraised and Inspected

Home appraisals and inspections can benefit the seller in a number of ways, such as saving time and money and, ultimately, leading to a smoother closing process. If you are selling your home in the future, consider arranging for an appraisal and inspection before selling, or even listing your home on the market.

What does the process look like?
Home inspections can help you build credibility and give buyers a point of contact if they should have any questions about the condition of certain features of your home. A reputable inspection team will look at:
• Heating and air conditioning systems
• Plumbing and electrical systems
• Roof and attic
• Walls, ceilings, and floors
• Windows and doors
• Foundation
• Basements
• Structural components
• Infestations, specifically termites

During the home appraisal process, a licensed appraiser will walk through the home to compile a report about the condition of the home, the quality of its construction, and any other unique features. The appraiser will estimate the value of the house and note information about its size, number of rooms, and any additions or extra features.

Inspection and appraisals are two different processes performed by two separate people or teams. Each is important in its own right and can help you get your home off the market faster, and for a higher price.

Strong Selling Point
If your home has already been both appraised and inspected when you list it, you are saving potential buyers both time and money. Not only will the buyer not have to arrange or pay for these services, but they will also learn a lot about the home. Buyers generally don’t like surprises, and the added bonus of saving time and money on their end, can help your home stand out from others on the market.

Because pre-appraised and inspected homes are so appealing to buyers, following through with these services before listing your home often leads to more offers, and offers at higher price points. Once you’ve had your home inspected and appraised, be sure to advertise that.

When word spreads that your home is in good condition (and you have the paperwork to prove it), the buyers will come rolling in. Additionally, because buyers will be able to trust that they are getting exactly what you have advertised, they will be more inclined to make better quality offers, which means more money for you.

Easier Closing Process
Time often goes wasted in the selling process. No matter how hard you and your real estate agent work to present your home to new buyers and convince them it’s the best choice, if they later find out about issues with the home, they probably won’t want to complete the sale. Listing a home that has been pre-inspected, repaired, and appraised can take some of that worry out of the process. Not only will you be able to portray your home in a great light, you will also be able to prove that it is in good condition, is worth a certain amount, and is exactly what you have described. This tends to create a smoother closing process, as buyers are more trusting when they can make an informed decision.

Stress is one of the largest concerns when selling a home. Staging, managing finances and documents, and simultaneously juggling the rest of your life can be completely draining. However, one thing is certain about selling your home: it’s a lot easier when you have a solid real estate agent to handle it. Remember, No-One Works Harder to Sell your Home more than Joe! Contact Joe today by calling 813-701-2030 or visit https://josephlewkowicz.com/