The overall condition of your home and its various components is a major factor in the selling price. Effective negotiating is an art form of sorts, and a pre-listing home inspection gives you valuable information with which to approach pricing discussions.
When you know the health of your house down to its bones, you are in a good position to negotiate with even the toughest or most budget-minded potential buyer. If the inspection shows that your home has no major issues, you can begin by asking a reasonably higher price, giving yourself room to go down if desired.
Negotiating a final price for your house can be complicated. A pre-listing inspection gives you valuable information and a strong position, but it also helps calm and settle potential buyers as well.