Q: I understand the value of getting a home inspection when buying a house, but I’m selling a house. Is there any advantage to paying for a home inspection as a seller?
A: It’s a smart idea to get a home inspection before the home is even listed for sale. Knowing the strengths and weaknesses of your home before it goes on the market will help you know how to smartly set the price. Furthermore, you can address minor repairs before your buyer— or his home inspector—ever sees them. Those minor repairs reflect the care and maintenance of the home you’re selling, and will pay off in the confidence a prospective buyer has in the home they are considering.