Like many homeowners, you might be hoping to capitalize on the hot summer homebuying season to sell your house for a pretty penny. Who knows, maybe you’ll even make enough for the beach house you’ve been eyeing or for a long summer getaway.
But first, you’ll need to get your home ready to sell. And getting a home inspection may be one of the best ways to do that.
Inspections can shed light on potential issues and help you make necessary repairs before listing your home. It might even help you fetch a higher asking price if the inspection shows that your home is in better condition than others in the area.
All in all, an inspection can:
1. Alert You to Issues Before Going Under Contract
A home inspection can highlight issues that might concern potential buyers.
Pro tip: You should fix any issues that pose a safety hazard. And your inspection report can serve as a repair guide before listing.
2. Gauge Your Pricing Expectations
Inspections help you get a handle on what condition your home is in and what price it might fetch.
Pro tip: A clean inspection report, or proof of recent repairs, can help buyers feel more confident in making an offer.
3. Prevent Closing Delays
If issues crop up during the buyer’s inspection, it could delay closing due to repairs or prolonged negotiations. The buyer could even pull their offer altogether.
Pro tip: Fixing issues before listing the home can improve the outcome of your buyer’s inspection. And that could mean less negotiation on the whole.
Keep in mind that inspections come with an upfront fee, and you’ll be legally required to disclose any issues the inspector finds. However, we can discuss the inspection report to see how repairs could affect your home’s market value.
Are you considering selling your home this year? Want to know what it’s worth or what you can expect in today’s market? Reach out today for a free local market report and see how your house measures up.
Arabel Camblor Named 2019 Realtor® of the Year
(HONOLULU, HI) As the Hawaii statewide association of Realtors®, Hawaii Realtors® awards the prestigious Realtor® of the Year (ROTY) award to a Realtor® who displays exceptional experience in the multiple levels of Realtor® associations (local, state or national), Realtor® spirit, civic activity and business accomplishments. Only one Realtor® in the entire state is selected for this honor annually.
Arabel Camblor of Arabel L Camblor Realty in Hilo received the 2019 ROTY award in front of the Hawaii Realtors® Board of Directors on July 25, 2019. As a dedicated member of various Realtor® association committees and boards, Camblor is passionate about the real estate industry and Realtor® profession.
She will be honored alongside other state ROTYs at the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) Conference & Expo this November.
Camblor has an impressive service history of 16 years at Hawaii Island Realtors® (HIR), 14 years at Hawaii Realtors® and 8 years at NAR. She has served as President of HIR (2009) and Hawaii Realtors® (2015). Camblor graduated from the Hawaii Realtors® Leadership Academy program in 2009 and has since become a trustee and facilitator involved in training the future Realtor® leaders of tomorrow.
Hawaii Island Realtor® Broker,