• If you’re planning to sell your home, one helpful measure to consider is doing pre-sale inspections. Photo: Kerr & Jones - Terra Firma Global Partners (2016)

  • Having critical home inspections done in advance will allow you to give potential buyers upfront information about your property’s condition. Photo: Kerr & Jones - Terra Firma Global Partners (2016)

  • Having information about your property's condition upfront will give buyers greater confidence in making strong offers. Photo: Kerr & Jones - Terra Firma Global Partners (2016)

David Kerr is Realtor of Kerr & Jones - Terra Firma Global Partners. To reach David Kerr call (707) 999-4059.
The Value of Pre-Sale Inspections in Real Estate

SONOMA – When planning to sell your home, a worthwhile preliminary step to consider is having pre-sale inspections conducted. The two main inspections that need to be performed before a home is sold are the general inspection and the pest inspection. Depending on whether you choose to have one or both performed, pre-sale inspections will likely cost you between $250 and $1,000.

The main benefit of pre-sale inspections is they allow you to give potential buyers upfront information about your property’s condition. The pest inspection will give them information about the structure of the house, while the general inspection will give them information about crucial components like the roof and electrical system. Having this critical information at the outset will boost buyer confidence and make them feel more comfortable making a competitive offer.

Besides letting buyers know what they’re buying, pre-sale inspections will allow you to understand what you’re selling, which means you’ll have the opportunity to address any issues prior to putting your property on the market. By taking care of these things in advance, you can expect a quicker, cleaner sale.

David Kerr is a Realtor with Kerr & Jones – Terra Firma Global Partners, a Diamond Certified company. He can be reached at (707) 999-4059 or by email.

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