Saturday, February 27, 2010

A Home Inspection Option - Before the Sale

Generally, on the Outer Cape, we suggest that the potential buyer does a home inspection prior to the formal contract known as the Purchase & Sale Agreement. This usually happens immediately after we get agreement on the buyers' offer. The buyer pays about $400 to get a qualified and licensed inspector to inspect the home.

Another option is to have the home seller do a home inspection prior to putting the home on the market. By doing so, and fixing what needs fixing, the seller can assure prospective buyers that the home is in tip-top shape and thus demand a higher selling price. The buyer, of course, can still do an inspection. A recent HGTV FrontDoor website makes a strong argument for this method. Read the article ... Here.

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