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This is executed before you list your home for sale and can have significant benefits. Eventually your buyers are going to conduct a home inspection and you may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.
How having a pre-listing home inspection performed ahead of time helps.
It allows you to see your home through the eyes of an unbiased third-party
It helps you to price your home realistically
It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks at a later time
It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency
It will alert you if there are any items of immediate personal concern, such as safety hazards or surprise defects, that may require immediate attention
It may relieve a prospect’s concerns and suspicions
It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure
Upon careful consideration of the above points, it is more beneficial to inspect then not inspect. More and more people are choosing to have a pre-listing home inspection before a purchase offer has been made in order to avoid surprises and potentially costly delays.