Pre-List/ Seller Home Inspection in South Florida
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Why should you have a pre-listing inspection?
Home inspections have the power to send all parties back to the negotiation table. As such, some sellers are starting to take the precautionary step of having an inspection done before listing the home for sale.
Many real estate professionals say that having a home inspection prior to listing can offer several benefits to the seller.
The buyer has the advantage when they have an inspection; however, if the seller is pro-active and gets a home inspection before listing their home on the market, the control goes back to the seller.
Sellers who have a home inspection upfront can identify any major problems that could potentially derail a sale later at the closing table. Any major repairs can be addressed beforehand. Doing repairs ahead of time will also be more cost-effective than having to pay a buyer's own licensed contractor do the work, or scrabble around last minute to find your own contractor. Either way, the costs are more likely to be higher because the contractor will be able to sense the urgency of the situation.
If the seller has the items repaired or replaced ahead of time and it doesn’t come up with the buyer, it becomes a non-issue. Having a home inspection beforehand can also help sellers adjust their asking price if they aren’t willing to do certain repairs.
There are several reasons why a Seller will benefit from having a Pre-List Home Inspection completed by On The Mark Home Inspections, including:
- You will have one of our certified NACHI inspectors do the inspection rather than be at the mercy of the buyer’s choice of inspector.
- The inspection can be scheduled with us at YOUR convenience.
- You can assist us during the inspection, which is something normally denied to the seller during a buyer’s inspection.
- Any misstatements in the inspection report will be corrected before it is generated, and the house is put on the market.
- We will alert you to any items of immediate personal safety concerns, such as mold.
- It helps you realistically price your home if problems exist.
- If problems don’t exist or have been corrected, you will gain the ground necessary for having a higher asking price.
- Makes your home show better.
- Gives you the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself–if qualified.
- Provides you with the opportunity to get and attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
- Removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from any future negotiations.
- Deters defects from becoming negotiating stumbling blocks later.
- It encourages the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
- It relieves prospective buyers’ concerns and suspicions.
- It prevents the deal from falling apart at the last minute due to a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly revealing a problem.
- It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement, indicating your good-faith effort.
- It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
- A seller’s inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on your part.
Don't just take it from us, please read the following article on the Pro's and Con's of getting a Seller's Home Inspection.