Although some people believe that a pre-listing home inspection is a waste of money, it has real benefits for home owners looking to put their house on the market. A major advantage of having your home “pre-inspected” prior to listing is that it provides you with confidence and knowledge about the inner workings of your home.
Instead of being blind-sided by a potential buyer’s home inspector, find out for sure that your home is operating as intended. It is better to know of any issues so that they can be dealt with accordingly. For example, if you find out from a home inspector – such as ourselves – that your home’s roof is at the end of it’s life expectancy and has to be replaced, you can adjust your asking price by 10k – 15k knowing that the cost for a new roof would be closer to 20k.
As is the case with all home inspections, once a pre-listing home inspection is completed, we provide our clients with a detailed report. It is up to our clients to share this information with whom ever they choose
In the real estate world, pre-listing home inspections are a growing trend, especially for detached, and older homes. In fact many Realtors are recommending pre-listing inspections to their clients. For peace of mind in your home and the accuracy of your asking price, consider the real benefits of a pre-listing home inspection.