With the housing market picking up steam, sellers want to make sure their homes appear in the best light as soon as they go up for sale. While many are having their properties staged and taking steps to improve curb appeal, others are focusing on pre-sale inspections. Chad Borah of St. Louis-based Pillar To Post says, “The number one reason why pre-sale inspections are so valuable is because they provide the seller with a level of awareness regarding the health and condition of the home prior to listing it for sale.” These inspection reports also help real estate agents push for a more realistic asking price and give them an opportunity to discuss items that should be considered when preparing the home for sale and during negotiations. “Integrating pre-sale inspections into the marketing mix truly demonstrates the seller’s commitment to fully disclosing everything about the health and status of the house to buyers who may be interested in making an offer,” adds Borah. | Read More