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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