Home Sellers

Seller pre-listing inspections are becoming more routine since they eliminate many of the issues associated with waiting to do the home inspection until a buyer is found. In several ways, waiting to schedule a home inspection until after a home goes under contract is too late. Pre-listing inspections are set up and paid for by the home seller prior to the home going on the market. The seller is the home inspector’s client. The inspector works for the seller and completes the inspection report for the seller. The seller will then make multiple copies of the report and share them with potential buyers.

These inspections benefit to all parties in a real estate transaction. They are a win-win arrangement. Buyers will eventually schedule an inspection and you may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. Performing the home inspection ahead of time helps in several other ways:

  • It allows you to price your residence realistically.
  • Your able to view your home through the eyes of a home inspector
  • It lets you repair items ahead of time so things won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks at the last minute.
  • It will often encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
  • You have plenty the time to contact and hire professional contractors to make repairs where needed.
  • It may alert you to items of immediate concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
  • It alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
  • It may relieve your buyers’ concerns and suspicions.

Additional copies of the inspection report and repair receipts should be available to potential buyers as well.  Contact our company today to discuss your next seller pre-listing home inspection in Sarasota.