Why have a Pre-Listing Home Inspection?

A Pre-Listing Home Inspection can take some of the worry and “surprises” out of Selling your home. No home is perfect and as a home owner, you need to have a realistic understanding of what prospective Buyers will see when they look at your property and their perceived value of it.

Once you have an accepted home-for-sale-signoffer, odds are your Buyer will engage a Licensed Home Inspector to Inspect your home. Without a Pre-Listing inspection the homeowner can be “surprised” by a deficiency identified in the Buyers Inspection report. A point of contention which could have been anticipated and avoided.

Having a pre-listing home inspection before you place your home on the market is valuable to the Homeowner/Seller.
The Pre-Listing Home Inspection will provide you with an Objective evaluation of your home.

It may bring to the Homeowners attention safety issues effecting the homeowner and their family.

The Homeowners Pre-Listing Inspection enables you, the Homeowner, the opportunity to “walk through” the property with the Home Inspector and see the minor as well as any major deficiencies in your home. This “walk through” experience will be much like your prospective Buyers, so you can get an understanding of how your Buyer will view the property.

The Pre-Listing Inspection allows you to make any repairs you deem necessary before you “List” your home. You will have more time to schedule qualified contractors, at the right price, to perform the repairs or choose not to have the repairs done at all.

Should you choose not to repair the deficiencies, your Realtor can help you understand how the deficiency effects your home’s market value.

With a Pre-Listing Home Inspection, deficiencies in your home need not become obstacles with your perspective Buyer.

Our Full Inspections include:

  • roof, vents, flashings and trim;
  • gutters and downspouts;
  • skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations;
  • decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
  • eaves, soffits and fascia;
  • grading and drainage;
  • basement, foundation and crawlspace;
  • water penetration and foundation movement;
  • heating system;
  • cooling system;
  • main water shut-off valve;
  • water heating system;
  • interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
  • drainage sump pumps with accessible floats;
  • electrical service line and meter box;
  • main disconnect and service amperage;
  • electrical panel(s), breakers and fuses;
  • grounding and bonding;
  • GFCIs and AFCIs;
  • fireplace damper door and hearth;
  • insulation and ventilation;
  • garage doors, safety sensors and openers;
  • and much more.

Should you decide to share your Pre-Listing Home Inspection with perspective Buyers, it may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency by relieving their anxiety and suspicions.

Call or Contact us to schedule your Pre-Listing Home Inspection.