Home inspections help sellers anticipate problems, avoid stress, save money

Home inspections are an important step for potential buyers, but they are just as critical for sellers. By having their homes checked out before listing, sellers can avoid surprises, save time and net a higher sale price.

Home inspectors evaluate electrical systems, gas lines, plumbing, basements and crawl spaces, siding, the roof and more. Some of their biggest red flags? Moisture, leaks, radon and mold. Knowing about problems before their house goes on the market, sellers can fix them or anticipate issues that might come up in negotiations. Inspections help sellers and agents accurately price properties, potentially avoiding the anxiety of extra days on the market and potential price decreases.

Terrie Cox, RE/MAX’s top agent in the Pacific Northwest and a Certified Negotiation Expert, advises clients to schedule an inspection before listing their homes. For more expert guidance, call or text Terrie at (360) 607-4100 or email terrie@terriecox.net.

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