In my real estate practice, I have observed that more homes fall “out of contract” due to the results of the home inspection than for any other reason. For homes on a crawl space in-particular and homes that are older than 10 years, getting a pre-sale home inspection is a good idea. The cost will generally be around $300 to $400. The inspection report will uncover any minor or major issues with your home and should be considered a small investment to pay to protect yourself from the potential of a large future disappointment. Even if you do not plan to fix the items uncovered in a home inspection report, just knowing and disclosing what the issues are will better prepare you for the negotiating process.