A pre-listing inspection is a report that details the condition of a property and can be very beneficial in uncovering any concerns that might disrupt a sale.
It's important for you to be aware of any issues the home may have prior to putting it on the market.
These inspections can help real estate agents and homeowners prepare for a showing and can lead to a faster closing.
- It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.
- It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
- It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that ...
- Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
- There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy Permit.
- You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
- It helps you to price your home realistically.
- It may relieve prospects' concerns and suspicions.
- It may encourage the buyer to waive his inspection contingency.
- It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
Remember: Home Inspectors do not cause the sale of a home to "fall through", not having a Pre-Listing Inspection could create surprises that deter sales.
Don't list your home without one!