The Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

Most home inspections happen after an offer is made on a home. Here’s why I recommend having an inspection done before you even list it for sale.

A pre-listing home inspection is pretty much what it sounds like: It’s when you bring in a licensed home inspector to perform a full home inspection prior to listing your home for sale on the market.

There are many benefits to doing this, but the biggest is that you'll be able to find out and resolve any deal-killing issues that might otherwise arise later on. That’s usually the scariest part of the entire transaction because so many things can happen.

“This kind of inspection puts homebuyers at ease.”

A pre-listing inspection will eliminate this concern for most buyers. Instead of being reactionary, it puts you in a proactive position as a home seller and shows buyers that you’re serious about making a deal. Buyers will likely make a higher offer when they know more about a home beforehand.

Another benefit is that we’re able to take the home inspection report and use it as a marketing piece. Buyers like to see it, just like they like to see a certified pre-owned vehicle when they’re looking for cars.

These are just a few reasons why I recommend a pre-listing inspection to everyone. If you have any questions for me in the meantime about these inspections or about anything else related to real estate, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you soon.