Pre-Listing Home Inspections
Eventually your buyer will have your home inspected. You may as well know in advance what his inspector may find. Having your own home inspection performed ahead of time helps in many ways.
- You and your home inspector can be proactive, which is not common with the buyer’s inspector.
- You can sell your home “as is” with problems disclosed and the home priced realistically.
- You can justify a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected. A clean home inspection report along with receipts from professional contractors will instill confidence in prospective buyers.
- If problems are discovered, you will have adequate time, without time pressure, to shop for competitive repair prices and get the work done. This will also remove over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiations.
- A clean home inspection report can be used as a marketing tool.
- A seller’s inspection is the ultimate gesture in honesty on behalf of the seller.
- A seller home inspection lightens negotiations, especially at the “11th hour.”
- The deal is less likely to fall apart when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals problems.
- A seller home inspection report may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.