With the exception of the location, the appearance and the overall condition of the house will be the key factors in how quickly it will sell. They will also determine the price at which the house is sold. However, before you plan on painting or remodeling in anticipation, it is recommended that you hire a professional inspector to examine the house. The time and money that you spend on minor repairs and paint jobs will have been wasted if a future inspection exposed larger defects. Suppose a wall that you have just plastered and painted was later found to have faulty wiring inside of it, not only will you have to fix the wiring, you also have to plaster and paint the wall again.
Having an inspection completed before you place your home on the market and before you do any work on it will save you a lot of headaches later on. Problems will be recognized immediately and you will have the time fix them accordingly.
The home inspection should include examinations of the foundation of the house, the roofing, plumbing, electrical systems, ventilation, heating systems, insulation, ceilings, walls, floors, doors, termites, and the presence of toxic materials.
In the event that additional inspections commissioned by potential buyers reveal additional faults with the house, your inspection can serve as evidence that you have not been negligent with the condition of the house.
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