Whether you are looking into purchasing a new home, selling your current home, or both, there are a lot of steps to take and professionals to consult between the time that you look into the San Diego real estate market and the time that you go to the closing table. One of these steps that you could consider no matter which side you are on is getting a home inspection done. Here are some reasons why you may want to do this whether the property is being bought or sold by you.
As a seller, you may choose to get an inspection done on the home prior to listing it on the market. Getting this inspection can help you determine whether or not there are things that need to be repaired before you are able to sell the home, and it can help increase the value of the home to get these repairs done ahead of time. This is especially true if repairing the problems also involves updating certain features, because you can mention these updated features in your home listing. For some sellers, this step may be done around the same time as the appraisal on the property that can help determine how much to put it on the market for.
For some sellers, they may not bother getting an inspection done because they may not see the point in repairing something in a way that a potential buyer doesn’t even like anyway. For this reason, you may find yourself as a buyer looking into a home that hasn’t gotten an updated inspection yet. This is why you may choose to have this done before you actually go through with the closing. Your inspector can determine whether there are serious structural problems with the property. If there is something badly in need of repair you are within your rights to have the seller repair the damages, lower the price, or let you out of the contract. This step should be important for a buyer in order to make sure that they aren’t buying something that will be in desperate need of repairs shortly after the purchase. It can also help determine that you aren’t paying more for the home than it is worth.
There are a few reasons that getting a home inspection done may be important to you whether you are the buyer or seller of the property. Getting the inspection scheduled should be relatively easy if you have the help of a real estate agent, so make sure that you have looked into one of these professional agents ahead of time to walk you through the process of buying or selling.