Home Seller’s Inspection

Pre-Listing

A Seller’s Inspection helps sellers determine what problems in the home should be repaired before putting it on the market.

Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.  Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.

  • It helps you to price your home realistically.

  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that ...

  • Defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.

  • There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit.

  • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.

  • It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.

  • It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.

  • It may relieve prospect's concerns and suspicions.

  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.

  • Alerting you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.

Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.

 

 

Also, EPA recommends to test for RADON levels in the home before putting it on the market

and , if necessary, lower the radon levels. Save the results and information about the steps that

were taken to fix any RADON issues.  This could be a POSITIVE selling point.