Pre-Listing Inspections

Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspections

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, such as:
  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical and neutral third party.
  • It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
  • It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as mold, radon gas, or active termite infestation.
  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that …
  • Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
  • There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy Permit.
  • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
  • It helps you to price your home realistically.
  • It may relieve prospects’ concerns and suspicions.
  • It may encourage the buyer to waive his inspection contingency.
  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
  • From Seller’s Pre-Listing Inspections – InterNACHI http://www.nachi.org/sellersinspection.htm#ixzz21UWs25y1

For Home Sellers:

Advantages of selling a home that has been Move-In Certified include:

  • A Move-In Certified seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
  • The seller can choose a certified InterNACHI inspector to inspect the home properly before the buyer’s inspector arrives.
  • The seller can schedule the inspection at his or her own convenience.
  • The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection — something not normally done during a buyer’s inspection.
  • The inspection may alert the seller to any immediate concerns, such as radon gas or an active termite infestation.
  • Move-In Certified yard signs attract potential buyers. 
  • A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time, which:
    • gives the seller time to shop for competitively-priced contractors to make repairs;
    • permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report;
    • makes the home show better after problems are addressed; and
    • removes over-inflated buyer-procured repair estimates from the negotiation table.
  • A seller inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.

There are other distinct advantages of having a Move-In Certified inspection report, including:

  • The seller is given an opportunity to dispute any misstatements in the inspection report before it is distributed to real estate agents and prospective buyers.
  • The report provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion to potential buyers.
  • The report may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency, so the deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
  • The report can be hosted on www.FetchReport.com, which can be used as an effective marketing tool.
  • The report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist.
  • The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
  • The report may relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before he walks away.
  • The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

For Home Buyers:

Advantages of buying a home that is Move-In Certified™ include:

  • The inspection has already been completed by the time the buyer tours the home.
  • The inspection has already been paid for by the seller, giving the buyer the option of waiving the inspection contingency, which streamlines the sales process.
  • The inspection can reveal problems ahead of time, which:
    • gives the seller time to make repairs;
    • permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report; and
    • helps the seller realistically set the price.
  • A seller inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.

There are distinct advantages of having access to a Move-In Certified™ inspection report, including:

  • The inspection generates an easy-to-read report that provides an accurate assessment by a qualified third-party of the condition of the home.  This is an essential step in helping the buyer in his decision-making process prior to making an offer.
  • The inspection report is hosted online, 24/7, at www.FetchReport.com
  • The report may relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before he walks away.