When you purchase a new home, you're also buying any problems that come with it. These problems can add up to a large expense. You can think of a home inspection as a safety net which protects you from falling into a poor investment. Problems found during the inspection which were not disclosed by the seller can put you in a stronger position for negotiation. By knowing the issues and shortcomings of the house you can avoid surprises later and rest easy in your decision.
While home inspections are typically used by home buyers, you — as the seller — also have a lot riding on this transaction. Renegotiations after an inspection may result in you needing to make repairs, a reduction in the price, or if more serious issues are discovered, revocation of the offer from the seller. Put yourself in a stronger position for negotiations, and maximize your sale price, by having your home inspected before listing it on the market.