Unless you’re in a seller’s market where you can expect multiple offers quickly, it might make sense to get a pre-sale inspection.

It can give your listing a competitive advantage.

What is it? It’s simply a professional inspection you get done on your home. Assuming only a few inconsequential issues are identified, the passed inspection becomes an appealing selling feature of your listing. Buyers are likely to be more confident in making an offer when they know an inspection has been done.

What happens if an inspection reveals a concern?

Well, that issue would likely have been discovered by the buyer’s inspection anyway, potentially compromising the deal. With a pre-sale inspection, you can either proactively fix the issue, or factor it in during the sale. The benefit being it doesn’t come as an unwelcome surprise to you or the buyer.

In most cases getting a pre-sale home inspection is affordable. You’ll likely recover the cost and then some when you sell.