Better Safe Than Sorry: Get A Home Inspection Before You List Your Property

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Better Safe Than Sorry: Get A Home Inspection Before You List Your Property

Before purchasing a home, a buyer schedules a home assessment to verify the condition of the property. Every situation is unique, but in many cases, it’s also a good idea for a seller to get a home evaluation prior to listing a property for sale. In this way, the seller can make certain that no issues are present, inside or out that will invalidate the sale.

Surprises can be as damaging to the sellers of a property as it can to the buyers. A home inspection report that reveals the need for serious repairs can alert the seller of conditions that can delay a sale. You want to know right away if there are any defects you have missed. If there is a serious problem, you will need to fix it immediately in order to expedite the sale and ensure maximum value for the property.

Attend the inspection and read the report. A professional home inspector will sometimes observe conditions that others do not notice, such as:

  • Termites
  • Defects in the plumbing or drainage system
  • A heater that needs to be replaced
  • Poorly functioning or unsafe chimneys
  • Insulation
  • Ventilation
  • Defects in doors, ceilings and floors

An assessment will help the seller determine what repairs need to be done before listing the property for sale.

A home inspection usually takes several hours and it costs around $200-$400.

The inspector will inspect the interior of the home, as well as the basement, the garage, and the outside area. They will give comments right away and will also issue a written report that you will receive in the mail or in somce cases, by email. Read the report carefully.

To prevent the need for repeat inspections, check and re-check the home, both inside and out. If repairs are necessary, hire professionals to do the job. Do not try to do it yourself. If you make repairs incorrectly, defects may emerge during the re-inspection, and this can mean more repairs and another assessment. all in all, it’s best to spend the money to hire professional technnicians.

If you have the property evaluated before putting it on the market, you will encounter fewer surprises and you have more time to complete any necessary repairs. You won’t have to be in a hurry and look around for a good price.

Remember, when the seller gets an assessment and finds defects, he or she has more time to complete repairs and keep the sale on track. Traditionally, home inspections are performed at the buyer’s request, but the seller also has a lot to lose if things go wrong. A reliable assessment of the property’s condition is a lot of help when the property is put on the market.

Knowing beforehand, what issues may be raised, will help you deal with problems with dispatch and prevent delays in the sale. It can spell disaster for the seller if things go wrong, especially when the seller has bought another home dependent on the sale of the existing property. The new purchase may fall through completely if the funds from the sale do not materialize.

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Atlanta Homes for Sale

  1. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 600 sq ft
    Year built: 1960
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  2. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Year built: 1950
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  3. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,014 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 1
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  5. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,284 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
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  7. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,738 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
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  8. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,030 sq ft
    Year built: 1950
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  9. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,172 sq ft
    Year built: 1993
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Owner
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  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,427 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,571 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
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  12. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,499 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,490 sq ft
    Year built: 1971
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  14. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 764 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
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  15. 2 beds, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,024 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
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Sandy Springs Homes for Sale

  1. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,260 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  2. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 732 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  3. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Year built: 1991
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  4. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  5. 7 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 5,168 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  6. 8 beds, 6 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 7,800 sq ft
    Year built: 1978
    Square foot source: Owner
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  7. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,054 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  8. 1 bed, 1 full bath
    Home size: 1,128 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  9. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,173 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Builder
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  10. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Year built: 1957
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  11. 4 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,815 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  12. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,324 sq ft
    Year built: 2005
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  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,456 sq ft
    Year built: 1969
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,203 sq ft
    Year built: 1955
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  15. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,680 sq ft
    Year built: 1967
    Square foot source: Public Records
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Marietta Homes for Sale

  1. 5 beds, 4 full, 2 half baths
    Home size: 4,900 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Square foot source: Owner
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  2. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 6,540 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  3. 5 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,230 sq ft
    Year built: 1978
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  4. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 4,000 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  5. 3 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,207 sq ft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,404 sq ft
    Year built: 1984
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  7. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,718 sq ft
    Year built: 1991
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  8. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,411 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 3
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  9. 6 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,862 sq ft
    Year built: 1979
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  10. 2 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,452 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  11. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,437 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 3
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  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,764 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,196 sq ft
    Year built: 2013
    Parking spots: 3
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  14. 4 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 2,666 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,733 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Parking spots: 3
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Alpharetta Homes for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,380 sq ft
    Year built: 1987
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  2. 4 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,400 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  3. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 4,390 sq ft
    Year built: 2014
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  4. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,352 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  5. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,986 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,950 sq ft
    Year built: 2007
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  7. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,877 sq ft
    Year built: 2008
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  8. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,638 sq ft
    Year built: 1999
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  9. 5 beds, 4 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 4,500 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Square foot source: Owner
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  10. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,184 sq ft
    Year built: 1998
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  11. 5 beds, 4 full baths
    Home size: 3,300 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  12. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,856 sq ft
    Year built: 1997
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  13. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,490 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  14. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,490 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 3 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,760 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
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Roswell Homes for Sale

  1. 6 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 5,500 sq ft
    Year built: 2015
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Builder
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  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,462 sq ft
    Year built: 2002
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,259 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,120 sq ft
    Year built: 1980
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,044 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 1
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  6. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,292 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  7. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,109 sq ft
    Year built: 2000
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  8. 5 beds, 5 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 7,762 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 3
    Square foot source: Appraiser
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  9. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,855 sq ft
    Year built: 1989
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  10. 6 beds, 5 full baths
    Home size: 3,257 sq ft
    Year built: 1996
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  11. 4 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,200 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,634 sq ft
    Year built: 1988
    Parking spots: 2
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  13. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,224 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,169 sq ft
    Year built: 1982
    Parking spots: 2
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  15. 3 beds, 4 full baths
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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Lawrenceville Homes for Sale

  1. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,348 sq ft
    Year built: 1992
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  2. 2 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,649 sq ft
    Year built: 2004
    Parking spots: 1
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  3. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,804 sq ft
    Year built: 1986
    Parking spots: 2
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  4. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,604 sq ft
    Year built: 1995
    Parking spots: 2
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  5. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 1,933 sq ft
    Year built: 2017
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Builder
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  6. 4 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,935 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  7. 3 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 2,215 sq ft
    Year built: 2006
    Parking spots: 2
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  8. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,913 sq ft
    Year built: 2001
    Parking spots: 2
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  9. 5 beds, 2 full, 2 half baths
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Not Available
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  10. 4 beds, 2 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,176 sq ft
    Year built: 1990
    Parking spots: 2
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  11. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 1,575 sq ft
    Year built: 1983
    Parking spots: 2
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  12. 5 beds, 3 full baths
    Home size: 3,903 sq ft
    Year built: 1985
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Owner
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  13. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,388 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
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  14. 3 beds, 2 full baths
    Home size: 2,207 sq ft
    Year built: 2003
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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  15. 5 beds, 3 full, 1 half baths
    Home size: 3,260 sq ft
    Year built: 1994
    Parking spots: 2
    Square foot source: Public Records
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