If you are ready to sell your home and want to ensure a smooth transaction, you may want to consider having a pre-listing home inspection. The most valuable aspect of the pre-listing inspection is that it streamlines the real estate sale process and gives peace of mind for everyone involved.
Pre-listing inspections can potentially shorten the length of the process by dealing with any obstacles immediately before they can interfere or derail a potential sale. Here are 17 reasons why you absolutely should have a pre-listing home inspection before putting your home on the market.
Seller Benefits of Having A Pre-listing Home Inspection:
- 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.
- It might alert the seller to any items of immediate 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 seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time, which:
- gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
- permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
- removes over-inflated buyer-procured estimates from the negotiation table.
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