Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection
Sellers can benefit greatly from having a home inspection prior to listing their home for sale. A pre-listing inspection will significantly reduce your risk by eliminating last minute repairs or allowances that can slow down the selling process. One of the key benefits of having the inspection done early is that if there are any problems discovered that need to be repaired, you can have the repairs done on your own terms and on your own schedule. When a problem isn't found until the buyer has an inspection performed, the deal you've worked so hard to get done may fall apart unless you act quickly to get the repairs done. Or you may have to take a lower price in order to keep the deal moving forward. In either case, you'll almost certainly have more headaches, and spend more money, than if you'd known about the problem and had it repaired before negotiations began. You could save thousands by simply being able to shop around and get competative quotes from contractors, rather than being forced to paying for a rush job at the last minute. You can also benefit from simply offering certain items as is. Often you can negotiate with a buyer to accept items in the current condition by stipulating that they are reflected in the purchase price. But at the same buyer may walk away from the deal if the conditions come as a surprise, after an offer has already been made and accepted.
Get a head start on your buyers and get a Pre-Listing Inspection!