Want to sell your home for more? Consider having a pre-listing home inspection performed. 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 other ways. You will have a professional third party report on any items that may need some level of attention. You can decide which repairs you are prepared to do and which ones you do not want to do and then you can better assess and set a realistic price in order to sell your home easily and quickly.
Having a pre-listing home inspection permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that identified defects will not be used later on in the sale process to negotiate lower price.
You can, when required, receive the necessary occupancy permit when by the local Municipality.
Pre-listing inspection will allow you to take your time choosing a contractor thus saving you money as the need for urgency will be more relaxed when done ahead of time.
Some purchasers may forgo their own Inspection based on your providing of the Pre-listing Inspection report.
You can also benefit from knowing your home is safe from immediate dangers like a CO leak or other immediate action items such as termite infestations.
Pre-listing inspections can also relieve prospect’s concerns and suspicions in some cases and actually increase confidence for the buyer.
Pre-listing inspection can also reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
Once you perform any repairs or correct any items listed in your pre-listing inspection report, you should provide copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs and have them made available to potential buyers.