The Case for a Pre-listing Home Inspection.
Whenever you sell a property, it is standard practice for your buyer to engage a professional home inspector to conduct a thorough home inspection. If the home inspection, identifies flaws in the property, it is common for the buyer to request repairs to be made. It is becoming more and more common for buyers to try and use the report as a basis to renegotiate the sale price.
The best way for a seller to protect themselves from surprises is to engage their own pre-listing property inspection with an InterNACHI vertified inspector. You can often avoid surprises and perhaps even increase the value of your home by making certain repairs before setting your list price.
Here are some of the benefits of your Pre-Listing inspection report.
- The seller can choose a certified InterNACHI inspector rather than be at the mercy of the buyer’s choice of inspector.
- The seller can schedule the inspections at the seller’s convenience.
- The pre-inspection report may alert the seller of any items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
- The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection, something normally not done during a buyer’s inspection.
- The seller can have the inspector correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it is generated.
- The report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist.
- The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
A pre-listing inspection may also offer additional benefits such as:
- May highlight repairs which may allow the home to show better.
- May highlight repairs which may allow the home to appraise for more.
- May provide the seller additional time to schedule repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
- May permit the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
- May prevent inflated buyer provided “estimates to cure.”
- May alert the seller to any immediate safety issues, before agents and visitors tour the home.
- A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
- A seller inspection may prevent 11th-hour price renegotiations.
- The report provided by the seller may encourage a buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
- The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
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