Pre Sale Inspection

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Every home buyer knows hiring a home inspector to check out a property before closing is a good idea. In fact, a home inspection is often a requirement for a mortgage. The trickier question is this: Should home sellers also hire a home inspector to conduct a pre-inspection?

When sellers have a pre-listing home inspection, they can get ahead of issues a buyer might find in the home and reduce the likelihood a deal will fall through.

How a pre listing inspection benefits sellers

 It allows the seller to make repairs before listing the home to make it easier to sell. The International Association of Certified Home Inspectors explains that making repairs before listing a home can help it show better. It also gives the seller more leverage during negotiations because he or she will not be unprepared.
 It helps the seller and his or her agent more accurately price the home
 In general, helps to minimize a buyer’s tendency to significantly overestimate the costs of repairs
 A pre-listing inspection might cost the seller a few hundred dollars, but it could save him or her thousands. Even more, it will save the seller tons of time and stress, and it will help the agent provide the best possible customer service.

It is, in summary, a good idea for seller to be informed about what’s going on with his/her property and professional inspections can prevent a lot of surprises down the line.

We are constantly striving to provide the ideal experience for our customers, and your pre-sale inspection with us helps us to define that experience towards a smother closing