In my previous post I mentioned the win-win-win situation if the seller would have purchased a professional pre-listing inspection and report and made the required improvements on his home before listing it. It’s not only a win for the seller, realtor and buyer but also for all the other stake holders such as the inspector, trades persons and mortgage brokers.
A standard pre-listing home inspection is an inspection that sellers often use to find out the true condition of their home prior to a buyer’s inspector looking at it. The purpose of the inspection is to identify any major defects in the systems of the home that may cause extensive negotiations or even sink the deal. This will give the seller time to evaluate the issues and either correct them or price the home accordingly.
Here are some of the advantages to a pre-listing home inspection for the seller(s).
The pre-listing inspection report is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller and might relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions, before they walk away thereby creating a win for both parties.
In my next posts I will discuss some of the advantages for the real estate agent and other stakeholders.