Why You Need a Pre-Listing Inspection

A Pre-Listing Inspection is also referred to as a Seller’s Inspection. These inspections hold a tremendous amount of value for the seller, the real estate agent, and the buyer. This is simply because a Pre-Listing Inspection can virtually eliminate the many obstacles that could occur during a real estate transaction. Let’s look at some of these advantages and how this process will work.

Pre-Listing Inspection for the Seller:

Congratulations. You have decided to list your home and your anticipating that you will get the full asking price or close to it. A Seller’s or Pre-Listing Inspection will help you reach that goal.

You should arrange for the Pre-Listing Inspection before the home goes on the market. Hiring a Certified Home Inspector with experience is the first step. You should be able to schedule the inspection at your convenience and you should be present during this inspection. It is important that you work alongside the inspector during the inspection. You can discuss the history of the home, repairs, and improvements that you have made, and discuss any concerns that you may have.

If deficiencies are found, you will be given the opportunity to make those repairs before listing your home. You will then have time to get quotes from different contractors to ensure that you are getting the best price for the repairs you need. Once repairs are made your home will show better, and you will feel more comfortable knowing you took the extra steps to help you substantiate a higher asking price.

Don’t get overwhelmed if you cannot make the repairs because they are costlier than you can afford. The first thing to do is use the repair quotes to accurately adjust your asking price based on those quotes. You will be prepared and knowledgeable about the current condition of your home and able to select a price that you are comfortable with.

Pre-Listing Inspection for Real Estate Professional:

We know how hard you work for your clients and how diligent you are in helping them get the best price possible. The worst feeling is to have a sale contract in hand and then lose it because an inspection revealed something that either party could not overcome. Let’s try to avoid that if we can.

The Seller’s Inspection report will help you with your negotiations and help you avoid that 11th-hour re-negotiation. Clients will be encouraged to know that a home has already passed inspection and deficiencies have already been addressed. Not only is a clean inspection report a great marketing tool, but it also provides you with full-disclosure protection.

Pre-Listing Inspection for the Home Buyer:

You are looking for the perfect home and you finally found it. You also have just been informed that the seller has already had a complete home inspection and the report is available for you to review. This has several benefits to you. The first benefit is you just saved a few hundred dollars because the seller has already paid for the inspection. You will feel more confident in moving forward with your purchase because the deficiencies have already been revealed and possibly even repaired.

We encourage you to consider a Pre-Listing Inspection in your next real estate transaction. The benefits will be appreciated by everyone involved. Kelting Inspections offers Pre-Listing Inspections, Radon Inspections, Mold Inspections and much more. Schedule your Pre-Listing Inspection today.

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“It is important to remember that no two inspections are the same. A home inspection is a snapshot in time and reports of the current conditions of the home. Our inspections are all performed in accordance with the InterNACHI Standards of Practice and without any personal interests of any party. An updated inspection should be considered”