March 5, 2013 -

Imagine listing your home for sale in Cherokee County, Georgia and getting a great offer from a solid buyer. If the buyer finds out through the inspection that a new roof is needed or that the water heater is defective, what seemed like an excellent offer will become a costly negotiation process as thousands of dollars are credited to the buyer.

You can avoid this scenario by having your home inspected months in advance. This will allow you the time you need to make necessary repairs. You do not have to wait for a signed contract from a buyer in order to have your home inspected by a professional home inspector.

A typical professional home inspection includes a check of your house’s structural and mechanical condition. Here is a 10-point list of  the minimum standard for what will be checked during a home inspection:

  1. air conditioning system
  2. electrical system
  3. exterior
  4. fireplaces
  5. heating system
  6. insulation and ventilation
  7. interior
  8. plumbing system
  9. roofing system
  10. the structure

After the completion of the home inspection, the inspector will create a report detailing all that was found. This report will note problems requiring immediate attention and conditions that could lead to more serious issues over time.

By identifying any problems up front, you can fix them for a lot less money than what the buyers would try to negotiate for by reducing their offer. Another option you will have is that you will be able to decide ahead of time how you will factor in the needed repairs by pricing your home accordingly.

At The Premier Group/Keller Williams in Woodstock, GA, our experience ranges from consistently managing and closing short sale and distressed properties to marketing and selling luxury homes. When you decide to sell your home or purchase a home, don’t hesitate to contact The Premier Group. We are dedicated to being the most qualified specialists that you can turn to for all of your real estate needs.