Pre-Listing Home Inspection as a Market Driver

Real estate agent holding a small house desktop with tools wood swatches and computer on background top viewWe're returning to a balanced housing market.  Now is the time to prepare your home for the market.  Contact your Realtor for guidance on pre-listing inspections.

A pre-listing inspection focuses on proper functionality of all major systems and components of the house: heating and cooling; electrical; plumbing; roof and structure; siding; and doors and windows. Before you officially list your home for sale, a professional home inspector examines your property to identify any potential problems or repairs that need to be made. Think of it as an opportunity to know what the buyer might request before an offer is made or a purchase agreement is signed.

You can decide how thorough you want your pre-listing inspection to be. If you have one main concern, such as a crack in the foundation, you can limit things to just that area. Or, you might opt for a comprehensive job similar to a standard home inspection.

Other areas a pre-listing inspection could cover include:

  • Evaluating the anticipated lifespan of the roof
  • Certifying that a DIY remodel was done properly
  • Investigating the presence or absence of hazardous materials, like lead paint and asbestos
  • Assessing water quality, especially if the home uses well water
If you are an agent, you can solicit more sellers by offering a pre-listing an inspection. 

Now is the to hand pick the trades working on your home, controlling quality and cost aspects. In addition this makes you appear as a pro active homeowner which buyers absolutely love seeing as it gives them that warm fuzzy feeling you've been responsible with their new home. We recommend any repair receipts and work orders be in a folder available to the buyer as well, which only adds to affirm their good decision on picking your home

Click to schedule your home inspection, or just call 480 345 9200, we'd love to be a part of your successful home sale.

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