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Why Buyers Want An Inspection And How To Avoid It

If you’re thinking of selling a home that needs repair work, you’re probably not looking forward to the inspection process. Whether it is your home, an inherited property, or a rental, the idea of someone going through your home and pointing out every single repair that needs to be made may be a bit overwhelming. If you suspect there could be costly repairs beyond simple cosmetic fixes the sale of your property could be in jeopardy.

Let’s look at why buyers want an inspection and how you can avoid having one when selling your home.

Why do buyers want an inspection?

Most buyers consider a home inspection to be an important part of the homebuying process.

An inspection assesses the current condition of the home so that the buyer can make an informed decision, prepare for any necessary repairs, and avoid being blindsided by huge costs. What home inspectors look for varies by state, but they’ll generally check for:

  • HVAC and heating system problems
  • Plumbing issues
  • Electrical issues
  • Foundation or other structural problems
  • Exterior rot and decay
  • Poor roof condition

This is far from an exhaustive list; a good inspector will notice any tiny problem with your home and make a thorough report for the potential buyers.

How can you avoid having an inspection?

Luckily, there are a couple ways to avoid having an inspection.

Here’s what we don’t recommend:

You may have heard that some buyers are waiving inspections. This can mean that they’re not having an inspection at all, but more often it means that they’re just waiving the ability to negotiate based on the results of the inspection. You may be tempted to look for a buyer who’s willing to do this, but we don’t recommend this as a strategy for a home with issues.

A buyer waiving their inspection contingency can still walk away from the deal if the inspection brings up any issues they’re not willing to deal with, and you’ll be right back where you started. You don’t want an inspection to cost you a sale, but you also wouldn’t want to pass issues onto an uninformed buyer, so waiving inspections is not the solution.

Here’s what we do recommend:

If your home needs updates and repairs and you don’t want to go through the inspection process, you can sell your house for cash to MarketPro Homebuyers. We accept homes in any condition, whether the needed repairs are big or small. We’re willing and able to take on properties that need fixing up!

When you sell to MarketPro, an inspection isn’t the only thing you avoid. You also avoid the whole process of preparing your home, decluttering, cleaning, putting things into storage, staging, marketing, and holding open houses or showing.

Work with MarketPro:

If your home is distressed or you worry your home may have some hidden issues, don’t wait for those issues to ruin your sale. Go straight to MarketPro and sell your house for cash–fast.

We’ll give you a fast cash offer for your current home just as it is now; no repairs, no upgrades, no inspection, no commissions or fees. You can even choose your exact closing date to coordinate perfectly with the purchase of your new home. Our team will walk you through your quote, including a review of what your home would likely bring on the open market.

If you’re in Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, or Pennsylvania, we’d love to show you how easy and stress-free the sales process can be. If you want to sell your house for cash, contact us today for a same-day, no-pressure quote.

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