This type of home inspection allows sellers to take a proactive approach and get ahead of repairs needed within their home. A Pre-Listing Inspection can also help the home sell faster and reduce unexpected negotiations and issues that tend to occur after the buyers' inspection.
Here are some of the benefits that sellers can take advantage of by getting a Pre-Listing Inspection.
Pre-Listing inspections (sometimes also called as seller inspections) are becoming more popular, basically because they minimize all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the inspections until a buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule inspections until after a home goes under agreement, is too late.
Seller inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market. The seller is the inspector’s client. The inspector works for the seller and generates a report for the seller. With EZ Inspection LLC, the seller does not need to makes multiple copies of the report to share it with potential buyers that tour the home for sale. Simply share the link with the potential customer directly. Seller inspections are a benefit to all parties in a real estate transaction.
The value to the seller and the Seller Agent is that a pre-listing inspection makes them aware of issues in advance of negotiating a purchase agreement, allowing them the chance to resolve the issues or have them accounted for upfront in the asking price. This gives the seller better control in marketing their home and helps minimize stress from heat-of-the-moment negotiations once a purchase agreement is tendered. Homes that have a pre-listing inspection generally sell faster and have fewer inspection-related issues to negotiate, enabling a smoother transaction.
The more information agents can provide to give buyers peace of mind, the better it is for the sale. A pre-listing inspection can also reinforce the seller’s asking price. It enables agents to explain how the inspection report—plus any repairs that were made before listing—helped the sellers arrive at the home’s value. It's like having a “Ready for Purchase” sign rider to identify the house as one that has pre-listing inspection information available. It’s similar to what the auto industry has done with marketing certified used cars.