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Should I get pre-listing inspection?

Older home from the 1970's. Preparing to sell. Should I get a pre-listing inspection?
Asked By Mary . | Traverse City, MI | 25 views | Selling | 1 week ago
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Chris Yochum

Dickson Realty


Hi Mary, getting a pre-listing inspection can be a good idea. You will be able to see what items come up and let buyers know everything that has been addressed. The benefit of this is that when a buyer goes to put an offer on your home, they would have the chance to know the condition of the home up front, rather than them coming in thinking "what if there are issues with the property that need to be addressed?" This thought process from a buyer can cost you sometimes well in excess of what it costs to get an inspection and fix a few things that come up.
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Shane Parker

S&P Realty


Good evening Mary, I agree with Chris, it is a good idea to get a pre listing inspection. In doing that you will know any potential problems that will come up on a buyers private inspection report, and hopefully you can correct them. That helps put a buyer at ease and may save you time and money negotiating repairs or price during the buyers private inspection contingency,

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