Will a Home Inspection Increase the Value of my Home?

August 4, 2022
Author: Heather Connor, Realtor

Will getting a home inspection prior to listing my Crested Butte home for sale help it sell faster or for a higher amount?

The surprising answer is maybe. And it depends on these three factors:

1. What is the condition of your home?
2. What is the age of your home?
3. Are you hooked up to a public sewer line?

Let's jump into these quickly and dive deeper into #1.

What is the condition of your Crested Butte home?

If you have a new construction or recently remodeled home, this action may not actually offer you as many benefits as you would imagine. However, if you have a home that has a lot of original finishes from when it was first built and it may date the home or if there are just a lot of little things around the home that are incomplete, this may benefit you.

The reason that buyer confidence matters is because if they see a lot of little things, our minds naturally wonder “what else is there that I’m not seeing?” So since they’re seeing a lot of different things right off the bat–they’re going to automatically assume that if there’s ever a deferred maintenance, that there might be larger deferred maintenance and we’re talking like electrical, plumbing, roof, foundation, and things like that. You just don’t want to give them unnecessary reasons to be concerned about those items.

If you have an older home that just has a lot of little things that needs to be addressed then I would say yes, it is in your interest to get a home inspection report so you can increase the buyer confidence.

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