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Pre-sale inspections

Pre-sale home inspections help us plan our pricing strategy for your home sale here in Silicon Valley.

It’s often a good idea to have one or more inspections done prior to placing your property on the market. The results will give you a better understanding of conditions which may be discovered by the buyer’s inspector, and an opportunity to make repairs as you wish (possibly spending less than if the situation were a new discovery in escrow) that will put the house in better selling condition.

Some of the inspections that we will consider include:

Pest Report (includes termites, fungus, dry rot, boring beetles, etc.)
Home Inspection
Roof Inspection

We will also discuss these Seller disclosures:

  • Earthquake Fault Zones
  • Local Seismic Hazard Zones
  • State Fire Responsibility Areas
  • National Flood Insurance Program Areas
  • Landslide Inventory Report
  • Liquefaction Susceptibility Determination
  • Flood and Inundation Hazards
  • Transfer Disclosure Statement and Addendum

I will help you determine which inspections and disclosures you should or must undertake to sell your Silicon Valley house, townhome, or condominium. In general, knowledge is preferable to ignorance in any matter relating to the condition of the real estate you are selling. Avoiding discovery of a problem with your property will not make it go away!

Once you are prepared with the inspection reports you need, we will take some steps to make sure your home looks its best. This is staging. By the time it’s ready to view, your Santa Clara County area home should look simply irresistible to buyers.