Selling Your House? Get Ready for Inspection / 賣屋嗎?請準備好檢驗房屋

賣屋嗎?請準備好檢驗房屋

You’ve prepared your house for sale, hired a listing agent and the marketing plan has succeeded so well that you have an offer on your home. All good news so far, but you still have a couple of challenges to face, including a home inspection.

No matter how much you know about the place you’ve occupied for the past few years or decades, a home inspector may find issues that your buyers will want you to address. While there’s no guarantee that you’ll ace your inspection, you can take steps to make it less likely that a home inspection will put an end to your sales plan.

Consider a Pre-Inspection

Depending on the age and condition of your home, you may want to schedule an inspection before you put your home on the market. If your home is relatively new and you’re not aware of any problems, you can probably skip this step; but if you have any concerns about your property, it could be worthwhile to spend $400 or so to hire your own inspector. Once the inspection is done, you’ll have the peace of mind that comes with knowing about potential problems and having the opportunity to address them on your own time, rather than under pressure from a buyer who wants work completed before the settlement date.

You can and should disclose to buyers any problems your home inspector finds and what you’ve done about them – whether you’ve made a repair, replaced an appliance or planned to offer a credit for the buyers so they can fix it their way.

Prepare for the Inspection

Regardless of whether you’ve had an inspection, your buyers are likely to hire their own home inspector. You can be helpful to that inspector in several ways, which is likely to make the inspector feel a little more favorable towards you and your home. That’s not to say that the inspector would overlook a serious problem, but perhaps he would lighten up a bit on some minor issues. Try these methods of buttering up an inspector:

  • Remove clutter: You’ve probably started packing a bit, but it will help the inspector more if you empty the spaces beneath your bathroom and kitchen sinks and move any belongings that block access to your water heater or other appliances.
  • Get your paperwork togetherYou should create a file with documentation of all maintenance and repairs you’ve done on your home, including annual or semi-annual furnace inspections, receipts for roof or chimney repairs and other inspections. If you’ve had an insurance claim on your house, keep those papers together, too, so you can prove that you took care of the problem.
  • Provide complete access to your home: Make sure you unlock gates and doors to a shed or garage that don’t have lockbox access. Move anything that’s blocking entrances to the attic, basement or storage spaces.
  • Leave home: Inspectors find it easier to do their work without the presence of the homeowners and, even more important, without your pets and children around.
  • Clean your house: It won’t make a bit of difference if you have a leak, but a clean home gives the impression that you take care of your property and so the inspector shouldn’t expect to find as many problems.
  • Leave the lights on: Make sure your light bulbs work, especially in storage spaces or areas you don’t often use.

The easier you make things for a home inspector, the more favorably disposed he’ll be toward your home.

source: Realtor

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賣屋嗎?請準備好檢驗房屋

房子準備好了出售, 雇用了適合的房地產仲介,市場行銷計劃非常成功,有買家開價了!到目前為止賣屋一切順利,但接下來還是需要面對一些挑戰,房屋檢驗就是其中一項。

不管您覺得有多了解這住過多年的家,房屋檢驗師可能還是會找出買家需要您解決的問題。雖然不能保證房子檢驗過程完美,但可以採取預防措施,減少房屋檢驗不及格的風險而終止賣屋計劃。

考慮預檢

依照屋子年齡和狀態,您可考慮在賣屋之前先安排房屋預檢。如果房子很新,沒有任何問題,那可跳過這個步驟;但要是您有任何擔憂,那花$400做房屋預檢是非常值得的花費。預檢後您會知道房子哪裡有問題,也有機會在售屋前解決這些問題,而不是在買賣過程中由買方給予壓力,必需在交屋前匆促完成全部修理。

您應該讓買家知道房屋預檢時發現的問題,和您做了什麼來解決問題,例如是否做了維修,更換了設備,或是直接提供退款給買家讓買家自己決定如何解決問題。
準備檢驗
不管房子是否已先預檢,購屋者會自己雇用房屋檢驗師來做檢驗。您可以利用幾個方法幫助檢驗師,讓這檢驗師對您與房子多些好感,這並不代表檢驗師會忽略嚴重問題,但可能會減輕些小問題,您可以嘗試這些方法讓檢驗輕鬆過關。
  • 丟棄雜物:您應該已經開始收拾打包了,但記得請清理浴室和廚房水槽下方櫥櫃,移開擋住熱水器和電器用品的家具物品,讓檢驗師能方便的做檢驗。
  • 準備好所需文件:您應該準備好所有房屋維修的文件紀錄,包括年度暖氣爐檢驗、屋頂或者是煙囪維修清理的收據,和所有跟房屋有關的檢驗報告,如房屋曾有保險索賠,也將文件準備好,證明您已處理解決問題。
  • 方便出入:將所有門和入口的鎖打開,移開任何擋住閣樓或地下室入口的障礙物。
  • 離開房屋:當屋主不在場時,房屋檢驗師可以比較輕鬆快速的完成檢驗,更重要的是不要把寵物和孩子留在家中。
  • 清掃房屋:當房屋環境乾淨整潔,會給人您有好好維持這棟房屋的印象,因此檢驗師會直覺認為房屋並不會有什麼太大的問題。
  • 把燈打開:確認所有燈泡都會亮,尤其是存儲室或是一些不常使用的空間。
您越幫助房屋檢驗師完成檢驗工作,他就會對您的房子有更好的印象,這可幫助您的房屋檢驗輕鬆過關。
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田艾茹 & 田艾君 美國加州橙縣與洛杉磯地區房地產專業經濟仲介
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