As a seller, you are not obligated to have your home inspected before you put it on the market. It’s still a good idea to do so, though. Being transparent about the state of your house with potential buyers can go a long way toward building a trusting relationship with them.
Most people who are looking for a new home don’t expect the sellers to tell them the work that still needs to be done. When you get a pre-sale inspection, however, that’s what you are doing. Your willingness to take the risk of honesty can be the element of the sale that helps them choose your home.
Showing the inspection results along with proof that you have taken the initiative to remedy any problems it revealed further exceeds most buyers’ expectations. This above-and-beyond approach is a good way to establish trust.