The Importance of Pre-Listing Inspections

NVBR February 16, 2012 0

Have you ever considered urging sellers to get a pre-listing home inspections? At this morning’s NVBR Ask the Experts, Bruce Raymond, an AHIT master certified inspector and the owner of Home Wise Inspection Services, explained a few of the benefits of pre-marketing inspections.

The Importance of Pre-Listing InspectionsBruce explained that home buyers want to purchase a home that is in tip-top shape, no matter the age of the home. Having a home inspection before a seller puts the property on the market allows them to understand any potential problem areas that can be resolved, thus making the property more marketable. Sellers having a pre-inspection report prior to signing a contract averts the process of renegotiations. By taking a proactive approach, the seller is fully knowledgeable going into the negotiating process.  It also can help the seller attain the maximum selling price for the home.

Advance Knowledge of Defects

Knowing about significant defects that might need attention affords sellers the opportunity to make repairs prior to listing and marketing the property.

Complete Disclosure

Having a detailed inspection report in hand enables sellers to provide full disclosure, and potentially lessens the likelihood of legal problems after the sale, when undiscovered defects might be discovered.

Defining “As-Is”

Outlining all defects allows sellers to inform buyers of conditions in need of repair, and thus truly defines what “as-is” means for the particular property.

For a sample home inspection report visit Home Wise Inspection Services website at

More Information:

3 must-knows about prelisting inspections (Inman News)

Sellers: A pre-listing inspection can prevent worry — and save cash (MSN Real Estate)

Want to sell? Get a prelisting home inspection (


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