Once I decided to sell my Houston home in Texas, there were a couple of things I had to learn. One of them was the home inspection process for Houston home sellers. You see you have to make sure the property you’re about to put on the Houston market is in perfect condition. If you manage to sell the house and the buyer happens to find flaws later on that weren’t disclosed at the closing table, they can sue you. And we all know how messy these situations can be.
So before you list, ensure you hire a professional to inspect the house. Make it your business to understand what goes on during this process. You have to prepare yourself in every way. Know what to expect and what will be looked at.
I’ve always told guys listing in Houston is pretty costly. The home inspection cost is a cost you can’t avoid if you’re working with a real estate agent. And in case you didn’t know, having someone else scrutinize and inspect every corner of the property can be a tad bit stressful. You’ll find yourself wondering what they’ll find or the amount needed to work on the repairs.
It’s always advisable to have the property inspected beforehand. If you leave everything to the buyer, you might end up paying more than what’s expected. Buyers have to be cuddled during transactions. They might not hold all the power at the negotiation table but they have the upper hand. Plus, if you can have the property inspected in time you can use the inspection report to negotiate up the price.
Can I avoid the process?
You can eliminate this tasking process by simply selling to us. A property investment company doesn’t really care about the state the house is in. they will buy the house as-is and give you a fair offer. You don’t have to repair it or clean it at all. Just call and wait for an offer.
But if you still want to list the property and go through the inspection process, use the following tips to prepare yourself:
The areas that Houston home sellers check include…
- The fireplace
- Entire structure
- Ventilation and insulation
- The exterior
- The interior
- Plumbing system
- Air conditioning
- Electrical system
- And the heating system
You have to find out what problems the house has by checking all these areas. Covering up issues here and there is shady and you can lose a lot if the buyer find out after closing. So if you detect bad readings you should call the A/C Company.
Buyers are now more informed than ever
There’s nothing new under the sun nowadays. I’ve seen buyers show up with their own inspectors and ask questions while focusing on critical areas around the house. You’ll be surprised to learn that there’s a possibility the one who’ll be ready to make you an offer will ask for specialized inspectors who’ll go as far as checking out the septic tank.
Not every buyer understands that the house will be in less than perfect condition seeing as it has housed the owner for eons. So instead of being frustrated by retail buyers, sell to a property company that won’t ask questions.
If you’re selling, we are waiting to hear from you today!