Why Bother With a Pre-Listing Inspection?
Read on to learn why we highly encourage agents and sellers to consider a pre-listing inspection before a house ever goes on the market.
WHAT IS A PRE-LISTING INSPECTION?
A home inspector performs a pre-listing inspection before a house is “listed” for sale.
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF A PRE-LISTING INSPECTION?
- A home may sell quicker that has had a Pre-Listing Inspection
- Surprises are eliminated
- Fewer problems with the transaction and smoother negotiations
- More accurate information on the Seller’s Disclosure
- Major areas will be repaired and safety issues resolved
- The home will be successfully marketed
- Stress levels reduced for involved parties
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A PRE-LISTING INSPECTION AND A WHOLE HOUSE INSPECTION?
The inspection methodology is exactly the same, it is the report that is different. With a Whole Home Report, all major and minor concerns are cited. The Pre-Listing report will only identify major concerns.
WHAT IF THE BUYER GETS A HOME INSPECTOR, TOO?
It is common for the buyer to also hire a home inspector even when a pre-listing has already been completed. There may be overlap with major concerns, but the inspector commonly cites issues above and beyond the pre-listing inspection. The issues are usually minor in concern and will not cause concern or keep a transaction from going through.
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