Home Sellers Pre-Listing Inspection
To sell your home for more money, in less time, and with less hassle, take control by having a home sellers pre-listing inspection.
One of the largest frustrations during the home buying process comes mid-way through the transaction during the buyers home inspection. Traditionally this is done after the offer has been made and accepted, and then a professional home inspector is hired by the buyer to look for hidden defects in the home. The home inspector looks at 14 major systems including things you typically do not see while walking through the home at an open house. The foundation, the attic, the roof covering, opening electrical and furnace panels…. When the inspector finds major defects or safety items that neither the seller nor the buyer knew about, emotions run hot and negotiations start all over. This is a horrible way to work through one of the largest purchases we make in our lifetime.
Smart sellers take a proactive approach and have a professional inspector come through before they put the home on the market. This home sellers pre-listing inspection identifies major issues allowing the seller to research repair options without any pressure, or, can choose to disclose these items right from the start during the initial negotiation.
A second huge benefit is when a homebuyer sees that a pre-inspection was completed this provides some peace of mind and allows for faster decision making especially in a competitive market place. This is especially true during a sellers market where there are multiple bids on each home and we see some home sellers declining offers that include the home inspection contingency. When the buyers see that a home inspection has been completed by a reputable company we are seeing higher offers placed faster with higher confidence. People want to know what they are buying and sellers should know the honest truth about what they are selling. This keeps the transaction running smooth and reducing liability for the sellers after the sale.
If the buyer still chooses to have their own home buying inspection, which they should for their own due diligence, the issues found by that second inspector should be relatively minor keeping any further home inspection negotiations mid-way through the transaction at a minimum.
Knowledge equals confidence which equals faster transactions that run smoother and allows the seller to be in front of any issues so they are not caught over a barrel 30 days into a sales negotiation.
Call us today to talk about or schedule your sellers pre-listing inspection and you’ll find yourself selling your home for more money, in less time and with less hassle all around!
Evergreen Property Inspectors is a member of ASHI, InterNACHI, and in the State of Illinois adhere to the Illinois Standards of Practice. Evergreen has inspectors living around the St. Louis area in Missouri and Illinois. Contact us to book our services. 877-805-5255 or 618-531-9482 or 314-620-6822
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