Pre Listing inspections (home sellers)

Pre Listing Inspections for people Selling their Home

If you are selling your home, Eventually your buyers are going to request an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:
1. The seller can choose a certified InterNACHI inspector rather than be at the mercy of the buyer’s choice of inspector.
2. The seller can schedule the inspections at the seller’s convenience.
3. It might alert the seller of any items of immediate concern
4. The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection, something normally not done during a buyer’s inspection.
5. A Pre Listing inspection reveals problems ahead of time which:

  a. might make the home show better.
  b. gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
  c. permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
6. The report may alert the seller to any immediate safety issues
7. The report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.
8. A pre Listing inspection permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
9. A pre Listing inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
10. A pre Listing inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.
11. The report might encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
12. Suspect moisture areas or energy loss areas can be analyzed using Thermal Imaging / Infrared Camera

Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs can be made available to potential buyers.