Ok, now you have your home ready for buyers to view. You have cleaned, painted, staged and your home smells good. What are buyers looking closely at these days?
Age and condition of the furnace and central air conditioner
Visual examination of the furnace, water heater and other gas-fired appliances
Age and condition of the roof
Signs of decay, damage or water entry around windows and doors
Inside and outside electrical outlets for saftey issues
A sufficient amount of insulation
Type and condition of electrical systems
Chimneys for signs of settlement, flue lines or damaged crown
Proper grading and drainage
Pre-existing water problems
Potential mold concerns
If you are not keenly well versed in these systems and structures, a presale home inspection might just be the answer for you. Being proactive in the repairs will give you time to do the repairs while the home is on the market instead of having to do them in a rush prior to close. As part of my turnkey solutions, I can guide you with names of reputable home inspectors are well as trade and services people to do the repairs. With so many homes on the market these days, buyers are looking for the most sound home for the least price. Having your home ready in advance may just be the reason your home sold over the home down the street for the same price.
Please Note: These Home Inspection Companies listed are provided strictly as a convenience for you. You may also find your own home inspectors through referral or phone books.
Don Beardsley, State Farm Insurance 313.387.9497
Specializing in Grosse Pointe, St. Clair Shores
Harrison and Chesterfield Twp, Harper Woods