Timothy Evans of Traverse City Home Inspection Recommends Presale Inspections When Selling a Home

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Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a full service home inspection company serving home buyers and sellers in Traverse City and Northwest Michigan, recommends, for a quicker sale and higher selling price, that home sellers hire a professional home inspector to do a presale home inspection before listing, to get their home in top condition before it hits the market.

Having a presale inspection gives the home seller the information he needs to make his property more marketable.

Home inspections are not just for people contemplating the purchase of a home. According to Timothy Evans, owner of Traverse City Home Inspections LLC (http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com), a full service home inspection company serving Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Leelanau, Antrim, Manistee and Benzie Counties, home inspections are also for anyone thinking of selling their home. Evan’s recommends that home sellers have a presale inspection done on their property and offers many compelling reasons why it is to the home seller’s advantage to have their home inspected before putting it on the market.

“Having a presale inspection gives the home seller the information he needs to make his property more marketable,” claims Evans. “It allows the homeowner to get his property in good condition and address any necessary repairs prior to listing so it will sell more quickly and for the best price possible. Problems found by the inspector can then be remedied before putting the house on the market. This places the seller into a much better position. His house will be more saleable as a well-maintained house with no serious issues appeals to more buyers. Later, when the house is inspected by a potential buyer, there’s unlikely to be any unwelcome surprises that could delay the closing, initiate a price reduction or even prevent the sale from happening altogether. As well, the home seller can use the presale inspection report as a sales aid. The report can be made available to prospective buyers, along with a list of all the items that have been repaired to show that the home is in good condition. Many sellers find it beneficial to have areas of their home inspected that are difficult to access like a crawl space or attic. By showing a prospective buyer that these areas have been inspected, the seller is once again reinforcing the fact that the home is in good shape and any necessary repairs have been made,” says Evans.

Reasons for a presale home inspection:

  •     Home is more marketable and sells faster for a higher price
  •     Prevents unwanted surprises and reduces stress for the seller
  •     Make buyers more confident to make an offer
  •     Helps to prevent closing delays and price renegotiations
  •     Cheaper to have repairs done yourself than pay possible inflated cost estimates submitted by purchasers

“Recently I did a presale inspection for a client. His goal was to have a report saying everything looked good. Actually, I found both a roof defect and an attic defect in the home. The client was very surprised. Even though I found something he was not aware of, he was very glad that he had the inspection done. It allowed him to have the repairs made prior to listing. He commented that now the prospective buyer’s inspector will have nothing negative to report. That’s the whole idea behind having a presale inspection,” adds Evans.

Contact Information:
Timothy Evans, Owner
Traverse City Home Inspections
1133 West Long Lake Rd
Traverse City MI 49685
Telephone: 231.929.3525
Cell: 231.499.3256

About Traverse City Home Inspections: Serving Northwest Michigan and the greater Traverse City area, Traverse City Home Inspections, provides customers with the information they when buying or selling a home. Seven day a week, Traverse City Home Inspections offers prompt, professional home inspections that include an insect and mold inspection at no additional charge. They are certified by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI) and the American Home Inspectors Training Institute (AHIT), carry errors and omissions insurance along with liability insurance, and are fully bonded up to $10,000 through InterNACHi's "Honor Guarantee." Providing the best home inspection and specialty inspection services in Michigan, Traverse City Home Inspections’ qualified home inspectors have top credentials through extensive training and continuing education. For more information about Traverse City Home Inspections, visit their website at http://www.traversecityhomeinspections.com or call 231-929-3525.

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