It you’re thinking about putting your Boston condo for sale, I encourage Seller to make a pre- home inspection before listing  your Beacon Hill condo for sale. While home inspections are advertised as a way to detect issues with major house systems like the foundation and roof, this doesn’t mean inspections aren’t relevant for Beacon Hill condo buyers. Just as with High rise condos for sale, condos for sale in Beacon Hill can have issues with the plumbing, HVAC system, and more. Here’s why a pre-inspection home inspection is a idea when you’re selling a Beacon Hill condo.

1. You’re Responsible for In-Unit Repairs

Many people enjoy condo living because it’s low maintenance. Your condo fees pay for maintenance and repairs to common elements of the property like the roof, amenities, and landscaping. However, your unit can still experience issues you’ll be responsible for. As a seller, it’s important to understand the condition of the unit’s plumbing, electrical, heating, and cooling systems. After all, if your bathtub or sink develops a major leak, replacing damaged hardwood floors could cost thousands of dollars. It’s better to address these problems now before placing your Boston condo for sale on the market.

2. You Should Understand the Building’s Overall Condition

Your Beacon Hill condo unit isn’t a self-contained system. There will be other units above, below, and/or to either side of your condo. The unit above yours is especially important to consider. A home inspector can check for signs that something is going on upstairs, like evidence of moisture or leaks that may affect your unit. As stated earlier, its better to address these isuues now.

3. You’ll Be Able to Tell If Any Appliances Need to Be Replaced Soon

Make sure to get a thorough inspection of all major appliances. Your inspector will let you know whether the appliances are working, how old they are, if they have been recalled by the manufacturer, and about how long they’re expected to last before they need to be replaced. This part of the inspection can ensure you aren’t selling  a Beacon Hill condo with a major appliance that will need to be replaced when the buyer conducts his/her inspection

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