Pre-Listing Home Inspections

Inspecting a dryer ventWhen you put your home up for sale it understandably receives considerable exposure from interested buyers. But given the current conditions of the real estate market, the competition is significantly difficult and potential buyers always have hundreds of properties to choose from. As such, if they find even a single issue in your home, they are likely to be driven away. What can you do in this regard? Have it pre-inspected! This will allow you to make repairs at a reasonable cost, and help avoid the dreaded eleventh hour negotiations.

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Types of Pre-Listing Inspections

Trademark Home Inspection, LLC offers two types of pre-listing inspections

  1. The "Walk and Talk" pre-listing inspection: With this type of pre-listing inspection one of our certified inspectors will come out and walk through the home with you and point out things you may want to address before putting the house on the market. You are free to take notes however no written report will be provided with this inspection. The benefit of this inspection is that it is much cheaper than the "Full" pre-listing inspection and there is no written evidence of any findings.

  2. The "Full" pre-listing inspection: This type of inspection is the same as our buyer home inspection minus any third party warranties or services such as Recallchek. With this inspection you are still encouraged to follow the inspector however, you will receive a full written report.

How Does a Pre-Listing Inspection Work?

Normally, the pre-listing inspection is performed before the home is listed on the market. This allows prospective buyers to see the condition of the home prior to negotiations being made. Having the inspection performed after negotiations can cause all kinds of issues on the part of the buyer, so it’s easy to see how this kind of inspection can benefit everyone involved.

What Are the Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection?

Inspecting a gable ventAs we said before, the benefits are numerous. Being upfront about the condition of the home will help to eliminate conditional offers or issues with negotiations, resulting in the seller having to sell the home more than once because the buyer has changed their mind. Everything is agreed upon before the listing is published and the home goes on the market, which minimizes the liability for all parties.

On top of this, if the home is found to be in better condition than originally thought, the price can reflect this. The buyer is also more likely to make an offer without their own inspection because one has already been performed, which can increase the speed at which the house is sold and changes hands. There will be no conflicting information making the transaction complicated—just peace of mind for everyone, and a smoother, quicker process where everyone wins.

If you’re selling your home, we highly recommend considering a pre-listing inspection to make your sale as quick and easy as possible.

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