If you’ve ever bought or sold a home, you know that the buyer is required to have a home inspection done before the purchase is finalized. Sellers aren’t required to perform a home inspection. However, if you’re selling a home or property here in Smith Mountain Lake, having this done on your own initiative can work to your advantage.

How home inspections help sellers

When you have a professional home inspection done prior to placing your property on the market, you can proactively address any issues that exist. Having everything in top shape allows you to present your property to buyers with confidence, and get the best price for your investment.

Another proactive step you can take is having a radon test done. Radon is a radioactive gas that results from the natural breakdown of the uranium found in rock, soil, and water—and high levels of this gas can be harmful to your health. In Smith Mountain Lake, homes have about a 50-50 chance of testing high for radon.

If you learn that your property has high levels of radon, there are steps you can take to correct it before you put the property on the market.

Seller home inspections benefit your buyers

At Smith Mountain Lake, there’s a very strong buyer’s market right now. This means as a seller, your property will have quite a bit of competition in your price range. The more attractive you can make your home to buyers, the faster it will sell.

Having a professional, licensed home inspector look over your property before you put it on the market gives potential buyers peace of mind, knowing that the property has already been inspected and everything is move-in ready. They’ll also appreciate the extra care you’ve put into ensuring that they’ll love the property.

Are you looking to buy or sell a home in the Smith Mountain Lake area? Contact Debbie today to learn more about the current market and either get yours sold quickly, or find a fantastic home or vacation house at Smith Mountain Lake.