Should I have a home inspection before I sell my house?

It is highly recommended that homeowners have their property inspected before they put it on the market. Having your home inspected before you sell can be a huge time saver (and money saver) in the long run. Being aware of any potential issues that may come up during the contract and inspection period and correcting them before a buyer can identify them leads to a much smoother transaction with less terminations. A presale inspection by a qualified home inspector will help you identify issues with electrical, plumbing, heating, and cooling systems as well as foundation and structural elements. Additionally, the home inspector will let you know if any repairs are needed to windows, ceilings, walls, doors, floors, or the attic or roof.

You’ll receive a detailed report outlining the inspector’s findings and recommendations, and your listing agent can help you create a maintenance plan to tackle big-ticket problems.