Usually the cost to remediate is often less expensive than what the buyer will expect to take off of the selling price after they inspect. So this may be lest costly overall.
Shoreline Property Specialist
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
I've found just being handed a Home Inspection doesn't inform the Buyer enough. For best practices I just don't get a pre-home inspection. I let the home inspector, who is a licensed contractor, put his license on the line when he interprets data and advises as to remedies. I don't and won't do either.
In Georgia, I know many agents that have their sellers get an inspection, an appraisal, a termite inspection, and home staging...all to proper position the listing to sell in a buyers market. The homes are advertised this way and it works here in Georgia.
I quit doing home pre-inspections for two reasons. One the buyer doesn't always trust them and just does another inspection. In that case the seller just wasted their money. The other scenario is the buyer expects everything in the report to be fixed at the sellerâ€™s expense which was not our intention. I think offering a warranty is a better option.