pre-listing inspections

Pre-Listing Inspections and why they can be very important in the home selling process.

Pre-listing inspections will let you know what they are going to find by getting there first.  Having pre-listing inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways. Sellers, Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection.

Pre-listing inspections benefits

•Pre-listing inspections allow you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party. •It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home. •It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation. •It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that … •Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later. •There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy Permit. •You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself if qualified. •It helps you to price your home realistically. •It may relieve prospects’ concerns and suspicions. •It may encourage the buyer to waive his inspection contingency. •It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.   

Never hire an inspector for a pre-listing or any other property inspection who is not a member of InterNACHI, which provides the most trusted and rigorous training for home inspectors in the industry. 

     Copies of the pre-listing inspections report, along with receipts for any repairs, should be made available to potential buyers.  This can provide the buyer with a sense of security in knowing that the seller has made efforts to find and correct deficiencies. About the author: Shawn DuBois has been in the home inspection and construction industries for over 20 years.  Shawn owns and operates Advanced Home Inspections of Florida and Complete Home Repair Services You can contact Shawn at 727-417-4432