Sellers Home inspections (pre-listing inspections) are becoming more popular because they eliminate hassles associated with waiting to do the home inspection until a buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule the inspection until after a home goes under agreement is too late. Seller inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market. Seller inspections are a benefit to all parties in a real estate transaction.
Advantages to the Seller:
- The seller can choose the inspector and schedule the inspections at the seller’s convenience.
- The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection.
- The report can help the seller realistically price the home and decide whether to perform repairs or disclose them during initial negotiations
- The report provides a third party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.
- A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
- A seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
- The deal is less likely to fall apart, when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals a last-minute problem.
- The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
Advantages to the Real Estate Agent:
- Sellers can schedule the inspections at seller’s convenience, with little effort on the part of agents.
- Agents are alerted to any immediate safety issues found, before other agents and potential buyers tour the home.
- Repairs made ahead of time might make homes show better, sell faster and for higher price also reduce the need for negotiation .
- Inspection reports hosted online might encourage potential buyers to tour the home.
- The reports provide third-party, unbiased opinions to offer to potential buyers.
- Clean reports can be used as marketing tools to help sell the homes.
- The reports might relieve prospective buyers’ unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
- Seller inspections eliminate “buyer’s remorse” that sometimes occurs just after an inspection.
- The reports might encourage buyers to waive their inspection contingencies.
Advantages to the Home Buyer:
- The inspection is done already and is paid by the seller.
- The report provides a more accurate third-party view of the condition of the home prior to making an offer.
- A seller inspection eliminates surprise defects.
- Problems are corrected, or at least acknowledged, prior to making an offer on the home.
- A seller inspection reduces the need for negotiations.
- The report might assist in acquiring financing.
The written report will INCLUDE the following systems:
The Buyers and Real estate agents are encouraged to attend the inspection.