If you plan to sell your home, you probably already know the basics. You know how to raise your home's value with landscaping, panting and repairs. You know to have your home's foundation inspected. What most sellers don't realize is that you should also inspect your home's septic tank.
You Could Build Trust
If you fail to have the inspection and the buyer's inspector finds a problem, they could think you were trying to hide critical issues in the home and decide not to buy it at all.
It Might Raise Your Home's Value
If you need to repair or replace the tank, you can also list it as a good selling point for your home. Buyers will have one less thing to worry about.
It Could Make It Easier to Sell Your Home
Some lenders will not sign mortgage papers on a home that has a bad septic tank. Additionally, most buyers won't jump at the chance to pay for a septic tank issue on a home they don't yet legally own. If you repair the problem before you sell, you can keep the process from being delayed.
Just because your septic tank is out of sight doesn’t mean it should be out of mind. Click on the link to learn more about real estate septic inspections in San Mateo.