For the Home Seller
What Is A Pre-listing Home Inspection?
A Pre-Listing home inspection is performed for the seller prior to the home being listed for sale. Since buyers will want their own inspections anyway, you may not consider the cost of a pre-listing inspection to be a worthwhile expense. Defects found during the Pre-Listing inspection will be detected during the buyer’s inspection. It would be to your benefit to know about them prior to signing a sales agreement. House2Home Inspection Services has the expertise you need to achieve the highest value for your home. The following are the top three home inspection tips you need to know when determining whether a pre-listing inspection is in your best interest—and how it can help smooth the way to a quick sale:
It Will Justify Your Position
A pre-listing inspection often prompts buyers to make an offer on a home without a home inspection condition, especially in a hot market in which multiple offers are likely. It also shows buyers you’re serious about selling and helps you list your home’s assets and updates, all of which strengthen your home’s selling power.
It Will Let You Keep the Upper Hand
With a pre-listing inspection in hand, you’ll have the opportunity to correct any defects or come up with an action plan before the house hits the market. You can then choose to repair the items yourself, hire a contractor to do the work, or simply drop the price of your home to more accurately reflect its condition.
Hiring someone also gives you the benefit of choosing your own certified inspector and the ability to be present during the inspection. Qualified home inspectors who work directly with you before you list your home can help you understand any issues that might surface during a buyer’s inspection and help you form a plan long before the negotiation phase.
It Will Reduce the Negotiation Process
While buyers will still request their own inspections as a condition of sale in most cases, you can be confident a secondary report will strengthen the information in your pre-listing inspection, paving the way for buyers to remove this condition without the haggle.
With all the cards on the table in the form of a pre-listing inspection, buyers are less likely to walk away due to an unpleasant surprise discovered at the eleventh hour, and it will help combat any suspicions they may have. By removing these roadblocks, you can find your way to a smooth sale quickly—and for the best price possible.
Why Have A Seller’s Home Inspection?
A “Pre-Listing” Inspection is performed for the seller prior to the home being listed for sale. You will know the same information that a buyer would receive with their house inspection.
The Seller benefits of a Pre-Listing are:
- Repair Option
- Owner affected repairs cost approximately 50% of the negotiated repair costs.
- Selling Price is reinforced
- The Sales Price is set based on the current known and reported house conditions.
- Enhance Marketability
- Link report to MLS listing
- Report available for showings
- Re-Inspections are available for report update to reflect repairs made
- Reduce Liability (full disclosure)
- Unbiased, third party report
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