Nowadays there is lots of information available on how to make a home more attractive to buyers, and one way to do so is to have a pre-sale or pre-listing inspection. This is something that is becoming an increasingly popular tool for sellers and listing agents.
Dick Green, local owner of Home Team Inspection Service says, “A Pre-Listing inspection is paid by and performed for the seller, but can really benefit everyone involved in the real estate transaction.”
This inspection cannot be regarded as a substitute for inspections done by the buyer or lender before purchasing a home, but is carried out to give the seller a report on the present condition of the home and its components.
Green went on to say, “There is an increasing amount of sellers investing in pre-listing inspections and being armed with this information can pay off big time. Many customers feel they have received great value from a pre-listing inspection.”
These benefits include:
- Providing the seller with options, as identifying issues early on in the process allows ample time to shop for repairs and provide verification that any issues have been sorted out. However sellers are not obligated to make these repairs.
- Saving the seller and agent time and unneeded stress, as pre-listing inspections can alleviate negative inspection reports obtained by a buyer, and reduce the likelihood that the buyer’s inspector will uncover a major defect that could delay or even terminate the sale. Identifying any potential problems early can make it easier to prepare the house for sale.
- Making it easier to market the property, as many real estate agents highlight the fact that the home has already had a pre-sale inspection, and this can give prospective buyers a higher opinion of the property.
Home Team Inspection Service has brought exceptional quality, value and dependability to the home inspection industry for more than twenty years. Its franchisors work with homebuyers, home sellers and real estate professionals to service home inspection needs.