When we preform a seller’s pre-listing home inspection we inspect your home as if we were your potential buyer.
When you sell your home, you want the most value out of your investment. While many sellers don’t have a pre-listing home inspection, there are many important reasons you should. A pre-listing home inspection provides a view of your home’s condition through the eyes of an unbiased third party. It gives you the information you need to make repairs and identify items that will likely be called out by your buyer’s inspector, avoiding surprises that could potentially slow the sale of your home.
According to the U.S. General Accounting Office, more than 85 percent of homebuyers who applied for a mortgage also requested an inspection — no big surprise there but instead of chewing your nails while awaiting the results from your buyers inspection report why not get ahead of the game and schedule your own home inspection? Think about it. The final selling price is determined long before the inspection is even thought about. Which leaves a huge question mark lingering over your negotiations. Are you going to be asked for concessions at closing? Will you be asked to lower the price of your home again if a problem is uncovered? By being pro active you have the leading advantage of knowing before hand and the opportunity to address any unknown issues allowing you to set your asking price fairly and confidently. If the negation wars do begin you can be ready to play hardball with this knowledge in hand. Also simply providing a professional inspection report to potential home buyers will give them a feeling of confidence of your home’s overall quality and has the potential to significantly ease the sometimes-painful negotiation process.
If you’re about to put your property on the market in the Austin area, let us help you get the most value out of your sale. Our pre-listing home inspections are as thorough and detailed as those we perform for buyers. We’ll examine more than 600 of your home’s components for structural soundness, proper function, and code compliance. In most cases, your inspection report will be delivered the same day, and we will explain our findings and recommendations.
In the end, you’ll have an unbiased understanding of your home’s condition to support decisions about making repairs and setting a fair price. Our goal is to help you identify any defects that might get in the way of the swift sale of your home.