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Pre-Inspected Blog

How can a pre-listing inspection help the homeowner stay in the driver’s seat?

A pre-listing building inspection, provides an unbiased report as to the condition of the home.  Pre-listing building inspections have advantages for all the parties involved.  For one, they allow the seller to identify any problems before they actually put their home on the market, thus providing the seller with the opportunity to rectify any issues before the buyer even gets involved.  Doing repairs ahead of time might also be more cost-effective than having to pay for a buyer’s contractors.  And, once these issues have been addressed, the selling price can be altered to reflect this, which can allow the seller to request a higher asking price.  Furthermore, the report, itself, can actually become a marketing tool for the realtor.

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Seller inspections protects all parties involved by providing invaluable information so that educated, informed decisions can be made.

Benefits to the Seller, Buyer and Agent

The inspection report provides the buyers with an independent, unbiased opinion from a third party, which they can then rely on before making their purchasing decisions.
Convenience
The seller can schedule the inspection at his or her convenience.
Save Time
Seller inspections can reduce the need for last minute renegotiations.
Unbiased
The inspection report provides the seller with an independent, unbiased opinion from a third party.
Marketing Tool
Once issues have been rectified, the agents can utilize the report as a marketing tool that can help sell the home.
Incentive
Online reports often tempt prospective buyers to view the home.
Fast Transaction
The reports might encourage buyers to waive their inspection contingencies.
Save Money
The buyer will save on the costs of an inspection as the agent or the seller will pay for it.
Competitive
A seller inspection discloses problems in advance, allowing the seller the time to shop around for competitive contractors who can make the repairs.

A seller inspection provides full disclosure to the buyer, therefore making it easier to gain their trust and confidence.

Deals will be less likely to fall apart, the way they often do, when buyer's inspections unexpectedly reveal last-minute problems.