Real Estate Tips April 29, 2024

How A REALTOR® Can Help Home Sellers During Inspections

When selling your home it can feel overwhelming with the potential hurdles that may arise, such as inspections. The inspection period allows the buyers to do a thorough examination of the home. For home sellers this period can be stressful if unexpected issues are found by the home inspector. This is why it is crucial to have a REALTOR® on your side as they are experienced with this process can help you negotiate with the buyer. Below are a few ways how an experienced real estate agent can help you during the process of selling your home.

  1. Prepare your home: Your real estate agent can help you prepare your home by suggesting minor repairs and enhancing the curb appeal of your home. If there are known issues that you know will come up in inspections it would be in the sellers’ best interest to fix these issues before you list your home for sale as they will come up later.
  2. Setting Realistic Expectations: While you wait for the response from the inspection it can be stressful. Your real estate agent is there to help you understand the process and answer any questions you may have about the inspection process. Also understand that inspections are a standard practice and not necessarily a deal-breaker. Your real estate agent will help you navigate this phase with confidence.
  3. Negotiating Repairs: After the buyers have conducted their inspection they may request repairs or concessions based on the inspection report. During this time turn to your REALTOR® to help you negotiate for a fair resolution to keep the sale of the home intact. They may suggest arranging repairs, offering credits, or adjusting the sales price. The real estate agent will work to ensure that your financial interests are top priority and keep the transaction on track.
  4. Access to Reliable Professionals: If there is a decision to make repairs based on the inspection report a good real estate agent will have a network of trusted service providers they can recommend. These professionals can quickly access and address the issue based on the inspections and satisfy the requests agreed with the buyer.
  5. Keeping the Transaction on Schedule: When you sign a contract to sell your home time is of the essence and there are certain time restraints to ensure the transaction closes on time. Your real estate agent will ensure that everything is kept within the time restraints of the contract to ensure that the transaction will close smoothly and minimize risk of delays.

The home inspection period is a critical phase of the home selling process, having the support and knowledge of a real estate agent can make all the difference. Your REALTOR® is there to help you through the process and ensure that your home sells smoothly and maximize your profit. Contact us today to get a free assessment of your home to ensure you are ready to list your home.