Smart Selling: Seller's Home Inspection
By Mary Stephens
(Prudential Lifestyle Realty)
More and more sellers are choosing to get a home inspection before listing their house as a competitive tool and to help ensure that that the selling process goes more smoothly, with fewer surprises. This is by no means a complete list, but a typical home inspection includes an evaluation of the site, the exterior, the interior, the systems such as HVAC, electrical and plumbing and the building components. A home inspection does not include radon, septic system, termites, wells, mold or water quality issues, which must be evaluated by specialists. If you have concerns about any of these matters, rest assured the buyer's inspector will find the problem. It's smart selling to identify the problem yourself. One of the major benefits of a seller's home inspection is that it provides an unbi...