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Pre-sale 
Home Survey

Why should you get a Home Survey before selling your home?

It is common knowledge that when you are looking to buy a home, you should get a home survey.

However, sellers often forget that they can increase the odds of selling their home for a good price and with a quicker conveyancing process by getting a survey themselves.

 

Don’t wait for potential buyers to get a survey for your home – get one before you put your house on the market. Here’s why:

  • You can fix any issues before potential buyers find them

    • If a potential buyer commissions a home survey and finds hidden defects that you weren’t aware of, they then have the grounds to renegotiate on the price.

    • You can save some money by getting a survey yourself and fixing any issues which are uncovered before this happens. This way, you can control how much you spend on fixing the issues, rather than having to sell your house at a lower price.

  • Lower the price of your house accordingly

    • If you don't want to, or don't have the time to fix any uncovered defects after the survey, you could lower the price of your home slightly and disclose the findings of your home survey.

    • This way, you can control the price you sell at, and come across as an honest seller that home buyers will trust.

  • Be informed before selling your home

    • As an experienced Surveyor, my findings will put you in a much better position to sell your home as you will have a professional’s opinion to hand.

    • When potential buyers view your home, you will be forewarned of various issues they could have with different rooms – and it certainly gives the buyers a better impression of the house than if you couldn’t provide any information about it.

  • Buyers are less likely to be scared off

    • If a potential buyer finds out about any defects from you rather than from a Surveyor’s report, they are more likely to stay interested. Hidden defects that are uncovered by their Surveyor increase the risk that they may think “what else are they hiding?”, and pull out of the purchase.

    • If you are upfront and tell them about any defects, as long as the house doesn't have very serious issues, they will be more inclined to stick with the purchase.

  • With the current average conveyancing process taking up to 20 weeks, a Pre-sale Home Survey can reduce this significantly

The cost of the Pre-sale Home Survey will vary depending on the property. Please Contact me for a free, no obligation quote.

If you are selling your home and would like more information about the Pre-sale Home Survey, please call me on 07946 307185, email me or fill out of the form below.

 

Thank you.

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