Virtual Inspection TourProspective buyers are going to eventually have a home inspection done. You might as well know what they are going to find by having your home inspected prior to or while it is listed.   Copies of the home inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.  Here are some of the advantages of having your home inspected prior to listing it:

  • The seller can choose the home inspector.
  • The seller can schedule the home inspections.
  • The seller can be alerted of any immediate concerns.
  • The seller can assist the home inspector during the home inspection.
  • The inspection report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist.
  • The home inspection report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
  • The inspection report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.
  • The home inspection report might relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
  • The home inspection report might encourage the buyer to waive their home inspection contingency.
  • The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s home inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem.
  • The home inspection report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
  • If any problems are found they will be revealed ahead of time which will allow the seller to make repairs to the home and shop for competitive contractors, permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the home inspection report and removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.

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