Preparing the Property for Sale - Property Inspection
The second thing you can do to help streamline the sale process is:
2. Order an inspection of your property.
Obtaining an inspection of your property from an accredited (CAHPI) company will provide you with an itemized list of any issues that need your attention. If any problems are found they can be addressed prior to offering your home to buyers. If there isn't enough time to fix the problem(s), or if you are faced with a seasonal timing challenge, you can always adjust your price based on the estimated cost to repair them. It's better to be up front with your buyer about everything the inspector found, and it will help you sleep better knowing that you're acting in good faith throughout the entire process.
Many buyers will either need or want an inspection before moving ahead with the purchase of a property. If your inspection is clear of any issues, it will give you and the buyer a much higher level of comfort, building trust between both parties. You can also provide your buyer with a copy of the report once you have accepted their offer, further reducing the time it normally takes to close a deal.