The inspection is a crucial step. Some sellers are also getting inspections before they list. But be careful. Once you have it in a report you have to fully disclose all that is found.

From the roof to the basement – you need to know before you buy.
As a seller you need to know the most critical items, not all of the tiny details. Pre-inspection logic – if they buyer is going to do it, why not know ahead of time and have a shorter list from the buyer.

But you are now obligated contractually to disclose the full list. This may put a potential buyer over the edge and scare them off if they see such a huge list and they may expect you to handle EVERY item on the list, no matter how minor.

The most critical items are:

  • Roof
  • Sewer line to the tap
  • Radon levels
  • HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning).

Address those items up front and as a seller, how about limiting your report to cover those areas only.


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