If the market is so hot for sellers, why would I go through the bother of pre-sale inspections, sprucing and cleaning up, and staging? Won’t my house sell without the bother and expense?
Yes, your home will probably sell, however if you want a quicker sale, and a more secure sale, it would be wise to wise to remove any potential obstacles that might hinder a smooth transaction. Also, you will likely receive a higher selling price.
You want to be in a position to have all known defects or problems with the house known to the buyer before they write an offer for your home. This way, if any of these issues should come up as a concern for the buyer after you have accepted an offer, you will not find yourself having to renegotiate price and terms that you have already accepted.