Whether you are selling or buying a house, or you are a real estate broker, you need to know about the pre-listing inspection. An excellent way to raise the profile of your property, ensuring that you can have a quick and easy sale!
What is a pre-listing inspection?
A pre-listing home inspection is an elected service. It is a professional assessment of the state of your home which, if you are planning to put your home on the market, will assist you in a smoother process, potentially raising your price and minimizing negotiations to a lower one. All the major systems including structural, plumbing, electrics and outdoors will be assessed so it can help you uncover any issues that may come up before any contracts or offers are dealt with. This inspection can help you sell your home quicker and with more ease as people trust that what they are buying is in a good state behind the scenes. It gives both yourself as the homeowner and the purchasing party peace of mind.
Why should I get a pre-listing inspection as a homeowner?
Having a pre-listing inspection done on your property before putting your house on the market is an excellent idea. Although it doesn’t mean you are exempt from the buyer’s home inspection it does improve your chances of having seriously interested parties as the cards are on the table as soon as they look at your property. It also means that if any issues do come up you have complete autonomy over how you deal with it. You can decide which contractors are brought in or perhaps it is even something that can be fixed yourself. Although it is an initial upfront cost, the results put you in a position where you have built trust with potential buyers and are much more likely to have a quick and easy sale.
What is included in a pre-listing inspection?
As your local experts in home inspection, we provide a thorough and extensive check on your property. Our assessment is a professional report that will make your home stand out amongst other listings. It will include thorough, non-invasive investigations on the state of the structure of your home, including the attic space, roof, walls, chimneys and other outdoor structures. Alongside this we will look into the plumbing work, electrical systems, HVAC and other heating and cooling systems. Your outdoor spaces will also be inspected in a certified safety check.
Although a pre-listing home inspection is another cost for you in the already pricey selling of your house, we can’t emphasize enough how beneficial it will be for the smooth process of the sale. Listing your property with a professional report drums up interest immediately and you can be assured that the interested parties will be serious about purchasing your home. You have already built trust with them and they will feel like they can relax and be quicker to sign the contract. It can also raise your asking price and prevent negotiations on price.