Why Get My Own Inspection?
A seller’s inspection is the equivalent of a buyers inspection, but of course the client is the person selling the home. If you choose to make the inspection report a public document, this can make the home a more attractive property for potential buyers by giving them better peace of mind about a property before even writing an offer on it. The inspector identifies issues with the home, and the you can take your leisure time in getting the items corrected or repaired - for much lower costs due to flexibility in scheduling. Besides added peace of mind for buyers, having a sellers inspection will make the negotiation process much easier for all parties involved.
I didn't get a sellers inspection.
You accept the buyers offer, and the purchase is contingent upon an inspection. The inspection is performed three days later, and several issues are identified. Assuming the buyers still want the house after discovering all these things they didn’t know about the home, they now ask you to fix the items. Several things can happen at this point – you might offer to discount the price of the home, rush to do the repairs, or even refuse to do anything, which might kill the deal. None of these options are ideal for you, and negotiations will need to take place.
I got a sellers inspection
The inspector identifies several issues with the home, leaving you ample time to get the items corrected or repaired without paying the increased repair cost that come with a quick-turnaround and/or not having the time to compare pricing. You confidently list your home, and look forward to the buyer’s home inspection, knowing that nothing is going to come up that you didn’t already know about. If there are items that you decide not to fix, you might just list those items on a disclosure form, so any potential buyer knows that this is what they are buying, and there are no major negotiations later on in the buying process.