7 Reasons You Need a Pre-Listing Inspection

Pre-listing inspections benefit all parties involved, and they are gaining in popularity. Here are seven benefits to a pre-listing home inspection:

1. Time – Selling agents are given time to help the seller decide what areas to work on to improve the home’s appeal.

2. Options – Sellers can choose who they want to perform the inspection and assist in providing details of equipment maintenance, supply dates of improvements and explanations for current conditions.

3. Flexibility – Sellers gain more time to make repairs and compare bids on work to be done, and can truly provide full disclosure to their potential buyers.

4. Accurate pricing – A pre-listing home inspection helps the agent set the seller’s price expectation and can be used to substantiate a higher asking price.

5. No surprises – Agents will have fewer issues to negotiate at the 11th hour, and buyers may even waive their inspection.

6. Full disclosure – Buyers’ benefits include receiving a third-party review of the home’s condition before making an offer which can assist in procuring financing.

7. Stress relief – The inspection can remove any doubt the buyer might have regarding any initial concerns and may also reduce the stress associated with purchasing a home.

Pre-listing inspections may eventually become the more common home inspection, but the importance of having a home inspection as part of the home sales process cannot be understated. It protects all parties involved by providing invaluable information so that educated decisions can be made.

You‘re not just buying an inspection.

You’re buying peace of mind.