DEAR BARRY: Our house is on the market. We’re waiting for offers and wondering if we should hire our own home inspector or let the buyer hire the inspector once we are in escrow. Our agent advises against hiring our own inspector. What do you think? –Kay

DEAR KAY: Some real estate agents are in favor of pre-sale home inspections and some are not. Here are the reasons why I favor them:

1) When your disclosure statement includes a home inspection report, you are demonstrating to buyers that you have nothing to hide and that you are going the extra mile to provide full disclosure of the property’s condition.

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