There is a great saying that we live by: knowledge is power. The truth is, that statement is only half accurate. Knowledge is power only when we apply it.
Knowledge is a great tool that you can use to leverage in any sort of negotiation. There are many sellers here in the Albany area that think their home is ready to go on the market. Sadly, they list their house with an agent and set a price and are excited about the interest and potential of getting an offer.
What happens after going through this process is called the buyer will hire a home inspector who will identify any minor or major structural issues with the home. It is the buyer who now has the upper hand because they will use that information as leverage in negotiating a lower price.
All this being said, it would be a wise investment for the seller to invest in having a home inspection done even before starting the process of talking to a listing agent in the Albany area.
If you are planning to sell your house, invest the $350 to have a certified home inspector thoroughly evaluate your home and your surrounding property. Is far better for you to know the issues that can be a concern when negotiating with a potential buyer. Being proactive and having the laundry list of repairs ahead of time will allow you to get any necessary work done and subsequently set a price with the listing agent based on any known repairs that you do not want to do.
Sure, you can skip the step and just wait for the buyers home inspector to tell you the bad news. Invest the time and have peace of mind knowing that when you put your home on the market, all of the issues that might become sticking points on a smooth negotiation have been addressed.
If you are considering selling your home and are looking for a qualified, affordable, and professional Albany home inspector, reach out to Bald Eagle Inspection Services today.