A pre-listing inspection is the same thorough inspection as our General Home Inspection.
A pre-listing inspection covers the following:
- Grounds and Exterior
- Water Heater
- Foundation including crawlspace
- Interior Areas – Windows, Walls, Doors, and more!
- Laundry Connections
- Basic Fireplace and Chimney
- We check over 101 items!*
The benefits of a pre-listing inspection from IM Home Inspections are many.
Understand the home
Understand your home. Sellers may have lived in the house for decades, but living in a room often makes people blind to defects right in front of them. In addition, most people never look in their attic, go on their roof, or go into their crawlspace. Let our inspectors do that for you!
Ability to do repairs in advance
As the market changes, buyers are going to ask for repairs. Most buyers want their contractors to do the work or have it done before they move in. This can create a hassle and may cause some buyers to back out of the deal. Getting a pre-listing inspection allows the seller the option to make repairs ahead of time to avoid costly delays or cancelations.
Sell the house faster
A buyer’s inspector can often uncover items that no one knew existed. This can cause delays as the buyer negotiates repairs or simply walk away from the deal several weeks into escrow. By having a pre-listing inspection, the seller can disclose all known issues up front, and the buyer can accept or decline right away, rather than days or weeks later. This saves time, and in the end, it saves the seller money from carrying costs incurred by not selling the home.
Prevent unhappy buyers from coming back.
The leading cause of people going to court over a Real Estate transaction is the perceived lack of disclosure. Many times a seller may be unaware of an aspect of their home, or it slipped their mind when filing out their disclosure form. By providing a pre-listing inspection, a seller and listing agent know they did their best to disclose everything about the physical condition of the home.
Read more about how Realtors Can Sell A House Faster With Less Headaches
Book Your inspection by calling 818-298-3405 or book online here.
*Not every item may be in every home