Selling Your Home? Have Your Foundation Inspected First

If you are thinking about putting your home on the market, you probably want to be able to sell it with as few hiccups as possible. Selling a home can be challenging, time-consuming, and expensive. Plus, you are probably ready to sell your home so that you can move on with your new life and your new home.

foundation inspection before putting home on market

To help things go as smoothly as possible, you should consider having a Dallas foundation repair professional take a look at your foundation before you put your home on the market. Here are a few reasons why.

Avoid Surprises

Imagine what a nightmare it would be if you finally found a buyer for your home, but the buyer’s inspector pointed out serious foundation issues that you were not aware of? This could put you in a rough situation and could cause you to lose the sale at the last minute.

If you have your foundation inspected now, there won’t be any surprises. You won’t have to hold your breath when the home inspector comes, because you will already know about any foundation issues that may exist with your home. Then, you can address these issues right away rather than having to deal with them later.

Use it as a Selling Point

If your home is a bit older, being able to tell potential buyers that you have already had a foundation inspection done can be a great selling point. Even though there are a lot of people out there who love the idea of buying an older home, many home buyers worry about foundation issues. Even though they might not mind repainting and otherwise modernizing the home, most buyers aren’t qualified to handle foundation repair on their own and often worry about how much it will cost.

To prevent potential buyers from being afraid of getting too attached to your older home while they are home shopping, consider having it inspected so that you can use this as a great selling point. You might be surprised by the number of buyers who might be interested in your older home once they know they won’t be dealing with foundation problems.

Make Plans for Foundation Repairs

Having your foundation repaired does not have to be a problematic process, especially if you use the services of a foundation repair company that you can trust, such as Perma-Pier Foundation Repair of Texas. However, since it can be a rather costly repair — depending on how serious the issues are with your foundation and what type of foundation your home has — it is something that you will need to plan ahead for. You might not have the extra cash just lying around, but you do have options. Catching the problem before you put your home on the market will allow you to look into these options.

For example, here at Perma-Pier, we provide financial options to help you with the cost of foundation repair. For example, one exciting option we offer for those who are selling their home, is to make the repair now and pay us when your home sells. This can be a lifesaver for someone who is selling a home — and potentially going through the process of buying or renting another one — and who need a little bit of help with having the repair done.

We always recommend that you have your foundation inspected before you put your home up for sale. If you would like to set up an appointment to have your foundation checked out, contact us today to find out how we can help.

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