Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an Inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Having an Inspection performed ahead of time helps in many ways.
I strongly urge home sellers to obtain an inspection prior to even listing their home for sale. A seller or Pre-Listing inspection informs the seller of any defects or problems so that they can be addressed before prospective buyers discover them. Sellers can then take the time they need to obtain reasonable repair estimates to address defects so that they don’t become stumbling blocks later. A seller’s inspection is also a demonstration to prospective buyers that the seller is dealing in good faith and is interested in providing full disclosure as to the home’s condition, including repairs already performed as a result of an earlier seller’s inspection. It has the added advantage of helping the seller obtain the asking price.
1. It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
2. It helps you to price your home realistically.
3. It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later. You may also choose not to make the repairs. This type of inspection will provide you with the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself (if qualified)
4. It may encourage the buyer to waive the Inspection contingency.
5. It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as electrical problems or Mold.
6. It may relieve clients concerns or suspicions.
7. It reduces personal liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
8. It may alert you to Health and Safety issues before agents and visitors tour your Home.
“Inspected once, inspected right.”
Tag line provided by Mr. Nick Gromicko ® founder of NACHI