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PRE-LISTING INSPECTION

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What is a Pre-Listing Inspection?

Home inspections have the power to send all parties back to the negotiation table. As such, savvy sellers are taking the precautionary step of having an inspection done before listing the home for sale. Real estate professionals say that having a home inspection prior to listing can offer many benefits to the seller. Sellers who have a home inspection upfront also can identify any major problems that could potentially derail a sale later on at the closing table.

  • Any repairs can be addressed beforehand.
  • Renegotiating will cost you more.
  • Much higher percentage of deals closing

Home Seller Inspections (sometimes referred to as Pre-listing Inspections)

are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the Home Inspection until a Home buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule the Home Inspection until after a home goes under agreement is too late. Home Seller Inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market. The seller is theHome Inspector’s client. The Home Inspector works for the seller and generates a Home Inspection Report for the seller. The seller then typically makes multiple copies of the Home Inspection report and shares them with potential Home Buyers who tour the home for sale. HomeSeller Inspections are a benefit to all parties in a Real Estate transaction; they are a win, win situation. Inspection Xpress provides local listing Real Estate agents with our Top Quality SellerHome Inspections making it easier for them to market their services by showing their potential client that they go the extra mile on their behalf.

Advantages to the Seller:

  • The seller can schedule the Home Inspection at the seller’s convenience.
  • It might alert the seller to any items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
  • The seller can assist the Home Inspector during the Home Inspection, something normally not done during a Home Buyer’s Inspection.
  • The Home seller can have the Home Inspector review any issues in the Home Inspectionreport before it is generated.
  • The Home Inspection report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems do exist.
  • The Home Inspection report may help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems do not exist or have been corrected.
  • Home Seller Inspections reveal problems ahead of time, which:
    • Help make the home show better.
    • Gives the seller extra time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
    • Permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the Home Inspectionreport.
    • Removes over-inflated Home Buyer-procured estimates from the negotiation table.
  • The Home Inspection report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found, before Real Estate Agents and prospective Home Buyers tour the home.
  • The Home Inspection report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to show to potentialHome Buyers.
  • Seller Home Inspection permits a clean Home Inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
  • Seller Home Inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
  • The Home Inspection report might relieve a prospective Home Buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
  • The Home Seller Inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
  • The Home Inspection report might encourage the Home Buyer to waive the Home Inspection contingency.
  • The deal is less likely to fall apart, the way they often do, when a Home Buyer’s Inspectionunexpectedly reveals a last-minute problem.
  • The Home Inspection report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
  • Advantages to the Home Buyer:

    • The seller can choose a Certified NACHI Home Inspector rather than be at the mercy of theHome Buyer’s choice of Home Inspectors.
    • The Home Inspection is already completed before the purchase.
    • The Home Inspection is paid for by the seller.
    • The Home Inspection report provides a more accurate third-party view of the condition of the home prior to making an offer.
    • The seller’s Home Inspection eliminates surprise defects.
    • The Home Buyer is assured that problems are corrected, or at least acknowledged, prior to making an offer on the home.
    • The seller’s Home Inspection reduces the need for negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
    • The Home Inspection report might assist in acquiring financing.
    • The seller’s Home Inspection allows the Home Buyer to sweeten the offer without increasing the offering price by waiving the Home Inspection.

    I'm selling my home -What should I do to prepare my home for the Inspector?

    If you are selling your residence, here are some ways to ensure that your Home Inspection will go more smoothly, with fewer concerns to delay closing.

    • Make sure the Home Inspector has access, not only to the house, but also to the furnace, water heater and air- conditioning units (especially in closets, attics and crawlspaces).
    • Remove items blocking access to HVAC equipment, electric service, panels, water heaters, etc.
    • Check to see that the garage is open and that any water heater, utility panel and shutoffs and resets for ground-fault circuit interrupters (GFCIs) within are accessible.
    • Unlock areas the Home Inspector must access, such as attic doors or hatches, electric service panels, closets, fence gates and crawlspaces.
    • Ensure that all utility services are on, with gas pilot lights burning.
    • Be sure your pets will not hinder the Home Inspection. Ideally, they should be removed from the premises or secured outside. Tell your agent about any pets at home.
    • Replace burned-out bulbs to avoid a “light did not operate” report that may suggest an electrical problem.
    • Remove stored items, debris and wood from the foundation. These may be cited as conditions conducive to wood-destroying insects.
    • Trim tree limbs to 10 feet from the roof and shrubs to 1 foot from the house to allow access.
    • Attend to broken or missing items such as doorknobs, locks and latches, windowpanes, screens and locks, and gutters, downspouts and chimney caps.

    Checking these areas before your Home Inspection is an investment in selling your property, and will expedite your closing.

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