Pre Listing / Sellers Inspection / For Sale By Owner
Home inspections have always been driven by a buyer. When done this way, unfortunately, the homeowner usually receives a list of repairs and inflated estimates from the buyer. This order of process has always caused frustration for all parties. If the order is reversed, and the seller initiated the inspection, then repairs and the costs are more controlled and acceptable. The repairs can happen without a buyer holding you over a barrel.
Here is a list of advantages;
With a sellers inspection you are given an itemized report of deficiencies that a lot of the time can be repaired by a qualified person, you! This will save you time and money by doing the repairs yourself without rushing to find a contractor before closing. The best part is there are no surprises at closing time that could possibly turn a potential buyer away. Buyers today are looking for move in ready homes with the least amount of surprises, with a prepared inspection report to offer with the repaired deficiencies made, this can be used us a powerful marketing tool.
You may be thinking that "I have lived here for 15 years and nothing is wrong with my home." Many home owners do not realize the many areas they have never seen before could have problems (attic, chimneys, under floor spaces, wiring, water intrusion, etc.). But times are changing, and sellers that said no to a seller's inspection before, have since had one when the buyer came along and ordered an inspection. These buyers are now becoming sellers again and realize what a home inspection can do and how the timing of it can affect the price.
Sellers are many and buyers are few. Many times the sellers are competing with homes for sale on the same street and in the same neighborhood. In order for a listing to “stand out” among a saturated market, it needs to catch the buyer’s attention. The two most popular ways to do that is price and value. In order to determine the price, one must look at the value first. Here is where a home inspection performed now can justify its price and give value to the inspected home on that street or neighborhood.
Included is permission to print off as many copies of the inspection report to hand out to would be buyers as you require. When your home sells and it’s time to buy again, we are offering a preferred customer discount rate on your next home inspection with Prolook!
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