Sellers / Pre-listing Inspections and Testing Services Benefits
Pre-listing inspections virtually reduce or eliminate the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection until a buyer is found. Pre-listing inspections are a benefit to all parties in a real estate transaction.
- Pre-listing inspections might alert the property owner of immediate safety issues or concerns before agents and buyers tour your home.
- Help the seller realistically price the home.
- Help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
- Reveals problems ahead of time, which might make the home show better.
- Should I Evaluate and Test for Environmental Concerns in my Home Prior to Listing?
- Gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
- Permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
- Might Encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
- Schedule the inspection at their convenience.
Pre-listing inspections might alert the property owner of immediate safety issues or concerns before agents and buyers tour your home.
Safety concerns could exsist when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals a last-minute problem like system failure and environmental issues like Asbestos, Lead, Radon gas, Mold issues or active pest infestation.
Help the seller realistically price the home.
Having a inspection from a licensed home inspector will help you (the seller) understand the condition of your home. If you find out, for example, that your hot water heater shows significant wear and tear and will need to be replaced before the next winter season, you should take that into consideration when pricing your home for sale or proactively repairing or replacing systems to avoid any last minute obstacles to promote a smoother and faster sale.
Help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
It can help you to set the price of your house realistically and gives you the ability to maximize the sale price. Many homes do not sell simply because the owner has no objective way of knowing what it is really worth to a potential buyer.
Should I Evaluate and Test for Environmental concerns in my home?
Absolutely! There is no better way to avoid upseting the cart than being proactive in identigfy and respoulveing a potentiaon cocnerns that my drive you poterntail buyer aeay.A proactive approach to repairs and maintenance is key to a smoother transaction. Here is a short list of the most common issues at the time of a real estate transaction:
Radon Gas Testing
Water Quality and Testing
Mold Testing and Inspection
Lead Testing and Inspection
Indoor Air Quality Testing and Inspection
Gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
It permits you to make some, or all, of the needed repairs ahead of time so that defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later. Most found defects are fairly inexpensive to fix.
Permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
The report might relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
Might Encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
Eliminates one possible delay on the way to closing making the process of selling/buying a home smoother and faster.
Repairs made ahead of time might make homes show better.
By identifying possible defects early on, the seller is in a position to handle repairs prior to listing, making the listing more attractive and the property more sale-able. This may mean more money to the seller and a faster sale.
Clean reports can be used as marketing tools to help sell the homes.
With a clean inspection in hand after viewing a property, potential buyers may feel more comfortable in moving ahead with an offer. When a buyer can see there are no major defects in the property to be addressed, it is easier for them to determine how much they can comfortably spend on the house
Schedule the inspection at their convenience.
Aside from your normally busy schedule selling a home could buy a lot of your time. If the inspection is done by you, the seller, you have the flexibility to schedule with the inspector at your convenience.