With uncertainty about when and if your property will sell, where you will live if it sells before you find a new house and whether you will get full asking price, the home selling process is stressful in and of itself. For most sellers, it becomes even more so when buyers’ inspectors begin to reveal potentially costly issues.
Fortunately, you can mitigate this type of stress and know exactly what to expect from the whole sales process (OK, almost exactly) by investing in an inspection of your own. A pre-listing inspection gives you a clear overview of the current health of your home and allows you to either make necessary repairs or reduce the asking price accordingly. Either way, the element of surprise goes out the window, which can make you feel surprisingly better.