If you’re selling your home in St. Cloud this summer, there’s one piece of pre-sale advice that will almost always pay off: the pre-sale home inspection.
You might be surprised to learn that many sellers elect not to take advantage of this service—but I can’t say I blame them. A home inspection costs money (usually a couple hundred dollars), and it seems counter-intuitive: “Why would you want to bring up your home’s flaws?” Plus, it’s just one more thing to do when selling your St. Cloud home. “Why borrow trouble?”
In fact, there are compelling reasons to take this extra step:
Discovering hidden or otherwise unknown flaws in your home in advance allows you ample time to fix them before the home goes on the market
If you discover and fix these issues, you’ll able to boast a “clean inspection” report in your marketing
If you don’t discover and fix these flaws, your buyer will—and this discovery won’t surface until the home is already under contract, listed as “contingent” in the MLS, and consequently off the radar for all the other potential buyers. If you and the buyer then can’t come to an agreement about who will fix or pay for the problems, your home will fall out of contract. When it goes back on the market, ten to twenty (or more!) days will have been wasted, putting you back at square one with a higher DOM (Days on Market) count. That can ultimately lower your property’s appeal.
Even if you elect not to resolve the issues you discover, any buyer writing an offer for your home will already have knowledge of these issues, so the faults won’t need to be further negotiated. If your buyer tries to do so, I’ll be here to point out that this was already disclosed when they wrote the offer!
Bottom line? If you’re selling a home in St. Cloud this summer, consider spending the couple extra hundred dollars. You’ll be entering your transaction with confidence!
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"Pete and Kim, we can't thank you enough for all you did to sell our home. You are very knowledgeable, responsive, dedicated and caring people. Our home sold very quickly and Pete and Kim were there to answer every question along the way. We would recommend Pete and Kim to anyone who is looking for a real estate agent to sell their home! Our most memorable moment was
sitting around the table with Kim and Pete when they came over to present the market analysis. We were amazed at how much time and effort they put into the presentation of the analysis. They were so patient with all of the questions, they compliment each other so well. Pete and Kim took the time to get to know us and let us get to know them. They are very caring people. We were also amazed at how Kim and the photographer worked together for their vision on presenting the house for the photos.