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Things to Consider when Selling your Home

Date Added: November 01, 2011 03:26:38 AM
Author: Champia Real Estate Inspections
Category: Real Estate & Home Inspection Articles

If you are in the process of selling your home, you probably feel a little overwhelmed. Anyone who has been through it before would agree that a team of professionals can make a world of difference. A real estate agent should be your first contact. They can help you decide on an appropriate listing price, find potential buyers, and even arrange for other professionals to step as needed. That being said, real estate agents cannot do everything. They cannot examine your home's structure, electrical, plumbing, or heating and air conditioning systems and make suggestions that could raise the potential selling price. For these things, you will need Atlanta home inspectors. A home inspector will evaluate every system of your home to give you a better idea of its condition. If they spot any problems, they will let you know. That means you will have an opportunity to make repairs that will increase the value of your home. A five thousand dollar repair made prior to putting your home on the market can sometimes mean you will be able to list the home for ten or fifteen thousand dollars more. If you simply do not have the resources to make major repairs, you can at least lower the price of the home. This will often decrease the amount of time the home is on the market. Remember, not every home inspection company has what it takes to do a thorough inspection. So, select a company that has many Atlanta home inspectors with at least ten years of experience. It is also important to find inspectors that are certified professionals. The biggest thing that a certified home inspector can give you is peace of mind. Of course, they can also save you thousands of dollars. They check your foundation, exterior drainage systems, the plumbing, and the electrical system, and even heating and ventilation. If the inspector goes onto the roof to check for damage or deterioration, you know they are a good inspector. Only the best are willing to go onto the roof. They have a knack for finding problems an amateur might miss. They can often spot a problem long before it turns into a major issue. Depending on your geographic location and the type of home you have, one of the seasoned Atlanta home inspectors will visit your home, conduct the inspection and provide you a report with their findings. Amazingly, you will usually get a report within 24 hours. They usually give a few tips about how to maintain major systems like plumbing or electrical, too. As you put your home on the market, you will be fully aware of any structural problems, if they do exist, and you will be able to confidently ask for a fair selling price.

Submitted by: Champia Real Estate Inspections

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