Home Inspections: What to Do Before Selling This Spring

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With the spring homebuying season rapidly approaching, home inspections are a must -- for the seller. "If you have maintained your home while living there it will be a smoother [buyer's] inspection," says Bryan Felder, a broker with The Virginia Realty Group in Chantilly, Va.

It's not a bad idea to do a home inspection before even listing your home. It may sound like a hassle but it could save you a lot of money and stress early on. "It will pinpoint danger areas or red flags that could be a potential problem," says Felder. "It gives the seller the ability to address it before [a buyer comes in to judge]."

Remember, you're not buying a dump, so don't sell a dump either.