Remember what first attracted you to your home when you bought it? What excited you about its most appealing features? Now that you're selling your home, you'll need to look at it as if you were buying it all over again.
Do what you can to help the overall condition of the home prior to listing it, but don't be discouraged if the inspection report contains negative statements. Home inspectors make note of everything they see. No home is perfect.
Remember that the home inspection report is not a wish-list for buyers, but rather a detailed report of any mishaps that the buyer may encounter in the future. More importantly the report will also detail how the buyershould remedy the defects and the costs associated with it.
If your Realtor has successfully represented you in the transaction, the contract will stipulate that you are under no obligation to make any repairs at all--although the buyers can then likely withdraw from the contract. Don't feel you must comply with unreasonable demands for repairs.
I always suggest a pre inspection of the property prior to listing, this method will help motivated buyers act quicker and with more sense of ease when preparing an offer.
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