Home Sellers: Home Inspection Information

Very few homebuyers today would dream of signing the loan papers and closing on a new house without first having it inspected for any hidden problems. Smart home sellers can take advantage of this by having a professional NAHI inspector thoroughly examine their house — before putting it up for sale.

A professional pre-listing home inspection will disclose any major defects in the home’s physical structure (such as the roof, basement, foundation, walls, and ceilings) or in its electrical, plumbing, heating or cooling systems. Should any serious problems be reported, sellers may then elect to have them repaired, replaced, or disclosed before marketing them to prospective buyers. The resulting physical and/or aesthetic improvements often greatly increase the home’s sales appeal.

Another option, if the pre-listing inspection turns up major problems, is for the seller to adjust the asking price to reflect the problems. Very often, people who have lived quite comfortably for many years in their home grow accustomed to conditions which may prove unacceptable to a potential buyer. An objective third party opinion helps to put a home’s true condition into a more realistic light.

In addition, the inspector’s written report can be a persuasive sales tool, providing sellers with unbiased documentation of all their home’s good features. Buyers may feel more confident in making an offer when they can know right away the present condition of the house, inside and out.

Most Important Visitor
In fact there are not many places a National Association of Home Inspectors (NAHI) member will not go in a home. Whether you are buying or selling a home, a NAHI member will provide a thorough, professional home inspection that will make the transition smoother and ease concerns of both parties. . . . keep reading

Prepare Your House for a Home Inspection
What will a home inspector be looking at and how you can prepare for a home inspection? The below listing may be helpful in preparing for a home inspection. Many of these items can be done . . . keep reading

What To Expect in a Home Inspection
During a home inspection, the home inspector will concentrate on the condition and structure of your home and point out observed safety concerns . . . keep reading

What Not To Expect in a Home Inspection
Home Inspectors do not do any destructive testing, nor do they have x-ray vision . . . keep reading

Find A Qualified Home Inspector
At the present time, not all states require that home inspectors be licensed. It is because of this lack of licensure, that it is so important for you to choose a home inspector who adheres to the NAHI Standards of Practice/Code of Ethics . . . keep reading

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