What Is A Pre-Listing Inspection?
(2-3 Hour Duration)
A pre-listing home inspection consists of a non-invasive physical examination of your home’s building envelope and all of its components. This inspection is performed to the standards of practice and is intended to identify any material defects and any non performing systems in the home. The inspection is performed the same as if it were requested by the purchaser. The only difference is that you receive the report prior to putting your home up for sale.
Why Should I Get A Pre-List Inspection?
With the current state of the real estate market, competition is very high among buyers. As a result, many buyers are choosing to waive their right to a home inspection to avoid any conditions of sale increasing their chance of the offer being accepted. The consequences could mean that the buyer and seller become involved in legal arguments regarding the condition of the home after the deal has closed.
Under these conditions, a pre-listing inspection can protect you. You can show that you have done your due diligence and it may help avoid any legal difficulties.
With home inspections becoming more frequent and more popular, there is a growing trend towards the use of a pre-listing inspection. This inspection is performed before the home is listed and can add numerous benefits to selling your home. These include:
- It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a third party
- It helps you to price the home more realistically
- It gives time to make any repairs ahead of time
- It can alert you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home
- It helps to get the asking price for your home without the hassles of any negotiations and re-negotiations