A pre-listing inspection (Also referred to as a Seller's Inspection) is a powerful marketing tool when it comes to selling a home and this will give the seller the upper hand when it comes to negotiations with potential buyers. The seller takes this report, and examines potential issues found during the inspection and makes repairs as needed before the home goes on the market. After repairs, the inspector can then produce a new report for the seller to share with potential buyers, showing that the home is move-in ready.
advantages to the seller
As a seller, you can schedule this inspection at anytime BEFORE your home goes on the market. This report can be used as a great marketing tool by providing a third-party, unbiased opinion to show to potential buyers before negotiations even begin.
This inspection can:
Alert you of immediate safety issues prior to listing (No surprises mid-negotiation)
Give you time to shop around for competitive contractors and make those repairs OR supply the buyers with repair estimates (eliminating over inflated buyer estimates from the negotiation table).
Help you realistically price the home if problems do exist OR determine a higher asking price if there's no major issues or those issues have already been repaired.
Lighten or even speed up potential negotiations. It may also encourage the buyer to waive their inspection contingency.
Provide transparency and ease the buyer's mind. By eliminating unexpected, last minute problems there will be no need for buyers to second guess the purchase and the deal is less likely to fall through.
Pricing for pre-listing inspections starting at $285 (depending on the size of the home). For more information about cost or if you would like to schedule a home inspection, contact us today at 850-396-6054.