Home Inspections for Sellers: What You Need to Know

What is a home inspection?
A home inspection is an examination of the condition and safety of a piece of real estate, often conducted when the home is being sold. A qualified home inspector will assess the heating and cooling system, water and sewage systems, other plumbing, and electrical work, and look for any potential fire or safety hazards.

Inspections and Repairs are Popular Again
During the housing market frenzy of the pandemic, many buyers waived inspections to be more competitive with their offer. However, a recent Realtor.com survey found that inspections and repairs are becoming popular again:

  • 95% of buyers are requesting home inspections.

  • 95% of sellers are making some updates or repairs prior to listing.

  • 67% of buyers are asking for repairs as a result of the home inspection.

  • $14,163 is the average amount sellers spend on updates/repairs prior to listing.

 The inspection of a major part of the home selling process. Let’s connect so you have an expert on your side who can help you determine the repairs and updates your house needs before you sell.

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