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
Over the course of 20 years in the Boston downtown real estate market, John represented and sold numerous, condominiums, investment and development properties in Greater Boston and in the surrounding suburbs
In addition to representing Boston condo buyers and sellers, John is currently one of the most recognized Boston condo blog writers regarding Boston condominiums and residential real estate markets. John's insights and observations about the Boston condo market have been seen in a wide variety of the most established local & national media outlets including; Banker and Tradesman, Boston Magazine The Boston Globe, The Boston Herald and NewsWeek and Fortune magazine, among others.
For over 24 years, John Ford, of Ford Realty Inc., has been actively involved in the real estate industry. He started his career in commercial real estate with a national firm Spaulding & Slye and quickly realized that he had a passion for residential properties. In 1999, John entered the residential real estate market, and in 2000 John Started his own firm Ford Realty Inc. As a broker, his clients have come to love his fun, vivacious, and friendly attitude. He prides himself on bringing honesty and integrity to the entire home buying and selling process. In addition to helping buyers and sellers, he also works with rental clients. Whether you’re looking to purchase a new Boston condo or rent an apartment, you’ll quickly learn why John has a 97% closing rate.
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John Ford and his staff can be reached at 617-595-3712 or 617-720-5454. Please feel free to stop by John's Boston Beacon Hill office located at 137 Charles Street.
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