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Home Inspection How-To - Sellers - Ayre/Rhinehart REALTORS

Selling your home comes with many tasks, chores, and steps that all go toward closing. Most of these things are meant to make your home appealing to buyers and get that offer. But selling a home is more than just accepting an offer. After showing buyers how good your home looks, you need to convince them that it's in a state worth buying. This is where a home inspection comes in. A home inspection is often a deciding factor for the majority of home buyers, so you want to make sure it goes well. Here are our REALTORS® home inspection tips for sellers.

  • Rely on the Expertise of Your Real Estate Agent
    In addition to marketing the house, your listing agent should also help you improve your home to make it more appealing. Your agent will know what the inspector will be looking for and will be alert for issues that you may miss, such as insect and mold issues, furnace issues, roofing problems, leaks, or structural problems. They will also know how best to approach them. Real estate agents also have superior negotiation skills. When the inspection report arrives, they will know what constitutes grounds for negotiations and what does not. It's your agent's job to see to it that you get the best possible deal.

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Home Inspection Report-Ayre/Rhinehart REALTORS

Getting a less-than-favorable home inspection report is not the end of the world; nor is it the end of your real estate purchase. Use it as a chance to reassess your financial position. Decide what needs to be done and when you need it done by. Crunch numbers to see if you can maximize the value of your purchase. Our REALTORS® can guide you every step of the way.

What could cause a poor home inspection report? Many things:

  • Foundation problems, including cracks or sinking, can lead to flooded basements
  • Subpar plumbing, including failing water heater, pipes that are too small, or leaks
  • Frayed wiring or electrical not up to code
  • Mold issues
  • Termite damage
  • Roof problems, such as missing shingles, leaks, or full replacement needed
  • Sticking or broken doors and windows.
  • Lead paint or asbestos present
  • Chimney damage

So, what should you do when you get a bad home inspection report?

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