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Today's topic is the importance of getting what we call a pre-home inspection prior to listing your home for sale.
So just like you do preventive maintenance in your car or on your own self as in eating good food, getting exercise, and making sure that your body runs properly, it's also important to do maintenance on your house. And so some things are obvious and you take care of them when they break but some things aren't so obvious.
I can tell you that your buyer will find all of the things that are not so obvious. One thing that we don't think about much when we're living in our homes is whether there's mold growing in our crawl space or in our attic and believe me, in the state of Maryland, where we have 80 humidity all year long, we do have mold growing in unexpected places.
When you're ready to put your home on the market, it is extremely beneficial for you to get your own home inspection so that you can be prepared and know ahead of time what your buyer is going to find when they do their home inspection and then you can decide what you're going to fix and how you're going to allocate those moneys to fix those items.
Instead of your buyer asking for a gold-plated solution, you can take care of that thing within your own time frame and on your own budget. Whatever that thing might be it really does take a lot of stress out of the home sale process for you and also gives you so much more control over the transaction.
Those are the reasons that I think every seller should have a pre-home inspection even in a very hot seller's market so that you can be prepared for whatever might come your way. I hope you found this information helpful