Pre-Listing Home Inspections
Many books recommend a pre-Listing home inspection for sellers including:
50 Simple Steps You Can Take to Sell Your Home Faster and for More Money in Any Market by Ilyce R. Glink
Real Estate Rainmaker® : Successful Strategies for Real Estate Marketing
If you are a homeowner and plan to sell your home, the Lake Area Home Inspection Team in Oak Park, Illinois can help you:
- Identify present and potential problems
- Learn preventative measures which might avoid costly future repairs.
- Gain prior knowledge of the repairs which will put your home in better selling condition.
Learn the positive aspects of your home.
What if we uncover a problem?
Doing a pre-Listing home inspection for sellers helps determine what is included in a cursory home inspection. We can uncover any significant defects which might affect the salability of the house. Pre-listing inspectors can find problems such as evidence of structural damage or water penetration. These cannot be properly evaluated during a cursory inspection. Knowing gives you options and avoids delays in the selling process. You can further investigate repair options, or you can also choose to disclose to a potential purchaser. This information also provides great insight during considerations regarding the market value of a home. Our Lake Area Home Inspection Team in Oak Park, Illinois can provide these insights.
Will a Pre-Listing Home Inspection help me sell my home faster?
Seller’s marketing inspections can also be a plus for a potential purchaser of a home. As a purchaser of a home, it is wise to request old reports on a home being considered for purchase. Recent pre-sale inspections provide information on the condition of the building’s foundation, roof, structure, and mechanical equipment. The potential purchaser can properly assess whether the condition of the home is acceptable and what sort of offer is reasonable. This saves time and aggravation which might be caused by surprises during the purchaser’s inspections.
The seller’s inspection does not take the place of the purchasers having their own inspection performed.