Full disclosure during the sale of the home is required by law. Failure to disclose any known issues or problems with the house or property can result in legal action from the buyer. This includes previous damage from a fire or natural disaster or broken heat and central air systems. To avoid this problem, standard practice during a sale is to complete a home inspection. While buyers may complete their own inspection, it is best for you to have the home inspected before it hits the market. This gives you a chance to fix all problems before listing the house, affecting its value and attractiveness to potential buyers. For more information on home inspections and the legality of full disclosure, contact a local REALTOR.