If you are a realtor, then there is no doubt that home inspection leads make up an important portion of your business. You may not think about the value of these inspections until it’s too late and they become just another missed opportunity to sell property when people aren’t buying. Here are some amazing statistics on how valuable home inspections can be:
* A recent study by the National Association of Realtors states that, on average, 29 percent of buyers will purchase a new home if they find major problems in their inspection.
* Another 14 percent said they would buy the house with moderate issues found in inspections — even without negotiating for a lower price or receiving an allowance to fix them.
It’s clear from these statistics that it is worth your time and money to invest in quality home inspections before you try to sell any property. Avoiding this strategy could mean missing out on potential revenue during what are already tough economic times. It might seem like a daunting task at first but once you get into the rhythm of things, it can become one less thing off your plate.
Here are some ways to save money on home inspections:
* Hire a professional company with knowledge of local building codes and other regulations that can help you avoid fines, maintain the value of your property, and identify any potential problems before they happen.
* Save time by having reports delivered electronically so you don’t have to worry about running around town looking for different copies or waiting in line at the post office.
* Use an online coupon code when making payments so it won’t cost as much out-of-pocket in fees or price adjustments. This will give you more negotiating power if there is something wrong with the house but even without this strategy, getting a few hundred dollars back goes a long way!
* Coordinate with your real estate agent about how you can use the inspection report to sell homes. This strategy not only helps get more money in your pocket but it also keeps potential buyers from being turned off by an uncooperative seller.