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Basement and Foundation Home Sellers Inspection Guide

Basement and Foundation
Home Sellers Inspection Guide

WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING THE BEST PRICE FOR YOUR HOME, KNOWLEDGE IS POWER

Homeowners often underestimate the value of a basement inspection before listing. Combined with an overall home inspection, this is called the “pre-listing inspection”. Here’s the value to the seller:
  • Gives you confidence that you understand the true condition of your home.
  • Lets you fix or make allowance for things that (if discovered on inspection by the buyer) could affect your asking price.
  • Lessens the risk of surprises that could cause a potential buyer to change their offer or walk away.
  • Provides full disclosure at the time of sale, increasing the odds of a solid offer.
  • Lets you control the negotiation because you know the true value of the home.
Having an impartial expert like Shield Foundation Repair evaluate your basement is the best way to get an honest, informed opinion from a respected and credible outside source.

When doing your own basement inspection, it’s worth taking a closer look to spot telltale clues you may want to call Shield before you list. Following are some things to look for:

  • Cracked foundation
  • Water (or unusual humidity) in the basement
  • Sticking doors
  • Musty odors
  • Mold on walls
  • Discolored baseboards
  • Bowed walls
  • Unusual cracks in drywall
  • Heaving floors
  • Weeping tile failure

Foundation or basement repairs can be expensive and should either be dealt with to add value to the listing as an upgrade or factored into your selling price and disclosed in your listing. The more you know, the more confident you can be that you’re competitive in the market.

With over 35 years of experience, the experts at Shield Foundation Repair can give you knowledge you need to make sure your home isn’t hiding any nightmares that could thwart a sale or cost you money. Call us today.

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