Home Seller’s Pre-Listing Resources
What is a Pre-Listing Inspection?
The purpose of a pre-listing inspection is to inform the seller of the condition of the house.
Why Have a Pre-Listing Inspection?
All too often, a home inspection is performed as a final contingency of a sale with little time to absorb its impact. Any reported deficiencies, at this time of high emotional stress, can easily be blown out of proportion causing an overreaction and possible death of the deal.
Before the Inspection
Before an inspection, you should make sure all areas of the house are readily accessible. You may need to move large items, cleanout closets, and open crawl spaces and attics. Make sure no rooms or storage areas are locked; the gas, electricity and water are turned on to all fixtures and appliances. A cup of coffee would be nice!
After the Inspection
If you intend to use your report as a marketing tool and if you are going to make repairs based on the inspection report, you may want to consider a re-inspection. The re-inspection will clean up the initial report positioning the home more favorably.