Why Should You Have A Prelisting Inspection?
The best answer I can give would be from a testimonial I received from a client who was the buyer:
"Mikes work is truly thorough. He caught everything in the home I was purchasing. Because of the issues he caught, the sellers even found out problems with the home they never knew about. He has saved me alot of money in repairs as the sellers agreed to fix the major issues noted in his report. I would recommend Mikes services to everyone who cares about the property they are buying."
Why choose me as your Home Inspector? For two reasons:
1) I charge $300.00 for the first 2,000 sq. ft. and $100.00 for each additional 500 sq. ft. for a general walk thru with no report. (Verbal Only)
2) My Qualifications
I am your real estate home inspector
Read what "Daily Real Estate News" says about why you should have a Prelist Inspection:
"How Sellers Can Save With Prelisting Inspections"
"Home inspections have the power to send all parties back to the negotiation table. As such, some sellers are taking the precautionary step of having an inspection done before listing the home for sale. Some real estate professionals say that having a home inspection prior to listing can offer several benefits to the seller.
“The buyer has the upper hand when they have an inspection,” says Jessica Edwards, Coldwell Banker consumer specialist and real estate professional. “If you are willing to do it ahead of time, you give the control back to the seller.”
Sellers who have a home inspection upfront also can identify any major problems that could potentially derail a sale later on at the closing table. Any major repairs can be addressed beforehand. Doing repairs ahead of time might also be more cost-effective than having to pay a buyer's own licensed contractor do the work.
“If you have the items repaired or replaced ahead of time and it doesn’t come up with the buyer, it’s a non-issue,” says Edwards. Edwards says having a home inspection beforehand can also help sellers adjust their asking price if they aren’t willing to do certain repairs.
Leslie Piper, consumer housing specialist for realtor.com, suggests sellers consider a pest and roof inspection before listing.
“The costs of repairs or the replacement of a roof can vary and could be a big-ticket item a seller may want to be aware of before they choose the price they are hoping to get for their home,” Piper says. “Having these inspections can be beneficial for a successful home sale, and also beneficial for a seller’s future budgeting plans.”
Daily Real Estate News | Monday, September 23, 2013