Serving Florida's Home Inspection Needs
Pre-listing inspections are a great way to show potential buyers that you take pride in your home.
Having a pre-listing inspection of your home will allow you to:
- address any potential issues ahead of time,
- minimize market time by correcting problems,
- adjust your sale price to reflect the FAIR estimated repairs.
Avoid prolonging the sale of your home to wait for repairs and / or being forced to reduce your sales price by addressing issues before you go to market, and help eliminate “repairs” as a negotiating tool for your buyers.
Seller Inspection reports are 100% confidential and never released by INSPECT to third parties without written consent by you, our client(s).
Common Myth about Seller Inspections:
Q. Don’t seller inspections “kill deals” by forcing the seller or agent to disclose defects they otherwise wouldn’t have known about?
A. Any defect that is material enough to kill a real estate transaction is likely going to be uncovered eventually anyway, usually by the buyer’s Inspector, lenders or buyer’s insurance Inspector.
It is best for the seller to be informed in advance, in turn allowing the necessary time to take affirmative action and close the sale.
For Real Estate Professionals
The sellers inspection report can be used as a marketing tool that goes beyond the seller’s disclosure. This kind of forthrightness is a great way to help sell the home and engage in a low-stress transaction.
People who live in a house for a long time often overlook the defects, it’s not that they’re trying to hide them; they just don’t notice them anymore. In fact, having a home pre-inspected could save money in the long run and sell the home faster.
Here are some important advantages of listing a home that has been Pre-Inspected:
• David at INSPECT, a Certified Professional Inspector can be hired to inspect the home before the buyer’s inspector is hired.
• Your client (the seller) can schedule the inspection at his convenience, with little effort on your part.
• Your client can assist the inspector during the inspection, something that’s not typically done during a buyer’s inspection. This can streamline the inspection process and give your client confidence in the condition of the home you’re helping them sell.
• Seller Inspections are 100% confidential unless the seller releases their report.
• You and your client will be alerted to any immediate safety issues discovered, before other agents and potential buyers tour the home.
• A seller inspection relieves you of having to hurriedly procure repair estimates and schedule repairs for your client.
• Repairs can be made ahead of time and will help the home show better.
• Your client will have the opportunity to review the inspection report or make repairs before it’s generated and distributed to prospective buyers.
• The inspection report will help your client see their home through the eyes of an unbiased third party.
• A Pre-Inspected yard sign, provided by the Inspector, will attract potential buyers looking for a home in the neighborhood.
• The inspection report can help relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions and concerns before they walk away from an otherwise great deal.
• With a pre-listing inspection, the facts are up front and there are seldom any new issues or surprises by closing.
• A seller inspection helps prevent protracted negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
• The Comprehensive seller inspection and report may persuade a buyer to waive his own inspection contingency.
• The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
• The inspection report may supplement full-disclosure providing a layer of protection from future legal claims.
For Home Sellers
Are you selling your home? Think your home is in top shape to sell? Not so fast. There are several unexpected hazards a home Inspector can uncover that are enough to make prospective buyers run. Some regardless are literally hidden from view; others you simply miss.
People who live in a house for a long time often overlook the defects, it’s not that you’re trying to hide them – you just don’t notice them anymore. In fact, having a home pre-inspected could save money in the long run.
Here are some advantages of having your home-for-sale inspected before you list it:
• You can choose David at INSPECT, a Certified Professional Inspector to inspect your home first, which may prompt the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency. And even if he doesn’t, a Seller Inspection means you likely won’t be in for any surprises.
• You can schedule your inspection at your own convenience, and may not have to accommodate a buyer and his inspector.
• You can assist your inspector during the inspection, which is something not normally done during a buyer’s inspection.
• A Seller Inspection may alert you to any immediate concerns, such as hazardous electrical, leaky roofs or plumbing.
• The Seller Inspection:
• allows you to take the time to shop for competitively priced contractors to make repairs, rather than making rushed decisions,
• allows you to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report; and
• removes over-inflated buyer-procured repair estimates from the negotiating table.
• Pre-Inspected yard signs, free from your inspector, will attract potential buyers touring homes in your neighborhood.
A Seller Inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on your part.
There are other distinct advantages of having a Seller Inspection report:
• You’re given the opportunity to correct deficiencies and dispute any misstatements or perceived misstatements within the inspection report before it’s distributed to real estate agents and prospective buyers.
• The report provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion about the condition of the home to potential buyers.
• The report may encourage the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency, so the deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
• The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
• The report may relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions and concerns before he walks away from an otherwise great deal.
• The report provides a further effort to the seller’s full-disclosure reducing the chance of future legal claims.