As an effort to list, sell quickly and at a competitive market price, pre-listing inspections are becoming a common practice by Sellers or their agents. A home inspection is of utmost importance in the home sales process and cannot be understated. It protects all parties involved by providing vital information of the home’s condition, so educated decisions during the negotiation process can be made.
Congratulations! You have made the decision to list and sell your home. Now you want to make your home stand out above all the others. How can you achieve that? Start by following the suggestions of your realtor. There are many techniques for freshening up and reducing clutter as well as garage sale tips available through your realtor’s office or the internet. But the most powerful step you can take is to obtain a pre-listing home inspection. When you list, there’s always a question of how will your home present in an inspection? Will your report reflect a safe, move-in condition home, or perhaps uncover unexpected issues? There are several ways to improve your maketing edge, fresh paint, competitve price, attractive landscaping, baking cookies when a tour comes, but the best sales approach is to provide prosepctive buyers with a complete and thorough home inspection report, showing the buyer your home is the best choice and investment on the market.
Don’t worry about an inspection being negative, be pro-active and keep a complementary report with your highlight sheet of the property on the coffee table for every tour to see. Prove your home’s value and that it’s priced right! Being transparent with the condition of your home removes all question in the buyer’s mind, placing your home in the top running. A buyer will still need to obtain his own independent report, as required by his lender, but, your pre-sales inspection report may give the confidence for the buyer to select your home over the competition.
As a Seller, you know your home better than anyone. Review the various types of inspections Falcon Home Inspections, LLC has to offer; discuss it with your realtor and choose what fits your needs. The General Home Inspection is a complete overview of the home for safety, use and condition or you may opt to order stand-alone tests for just radon, water, septic, etc.
Use this report to guide you to make improvements prior to listing your home, or as a disclosure to a buyer that your home is priced right, for the current condition. A pre-listing inspection can prevent low ball bids and haggling counter-offers. An educated seller knows his value, and an educated buyer, buys with confidence.