Avoid Unexpected Surprises When Selling Your Home

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Selling a home can be overwhelming. You spend months getting your house ready, and then the inspection report comes back with some unexpected surprises. It’s easy to feel frustrated and overwhelmed when you see that list of repairs that need to be done before you can close on the sale. But, there are ways to avoid these surprises and get ahead of any potential repairs that could drive up unplanned concessions or require costly repairs later on. Let’s take a look at how sellers can prepare for these issues in advance. 

Be proactive and prevent any unpleasant surprises! Get a home inspection done!
The best way to avoid unexpected surprises is to get an inspection done before you put your house on the market. This will give you a clear picture of what needs to be fixed and how much it will cost. An inspector will look for issues such as structural damage, pests, mold, plumbing issues, electrical problems, HVAC systems, roofing damage, and more. Knowing this information in advance gives you the opportunity to make necessary repairs before listing your home so that buyers won’t find them during their own inspections.  

You also want to make sure you have enough time to find contractors and negotiate costs if needed repairs arise after the inspection has been completed. Making sure you have plenty of time before closing allows you to shop around for good contractors who can do quality work at reasonable prices. Additionally, having extended negotiation time allows you to work with potential buyers who may not have all cash available for a down payment but would still like to purchase your home without making large concessions due to repair costs. 
Finally, it’s important that sellers understand what type of repairs they are responsible for based on their state laws and contracts with buyers. Understanding this information is key to avoiding any costly surprises during the selling process that could result in additional concessions or expensive repair bills after closing day.  

Selling a home can be stressful and overwhelming when unexpected issues arise during inspections or negotiations with potential buyers. However, by getting an inspection done before listing your home and understanding what type of repairs are required by state law or contract agreements with buyers, sellers can avoid costly surprises down the road while still getting top dollar for their property when it finally sells! Taking the time upfront saves money in the long run by preventing unplanned concessions or expensive repair bills after closing day. So take advantage of these tips today and ensure that your next sale goes as smoothly as possible!
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