Advantages of a pre-inspection.

It sure does making a home sell easier when there is a pre-inspection.

   In today's economy, buyers have more homes to choose from than ever before. Why should they stop and look at yours? What is different about your home? To catch the buyers attention, you need to offer an eye catcher such as "This home is surprises!" Eliminate some natural fears of the buyer right away by letting them know that this home in generally good shape or better. When buyers are surfing the web, they can pass over your listing fast. You need an eye popper link at your web listing that says Click here to see the home inspection Just because you may think your home is in good shape does not separate it from the 100's of others that you may be competing with for the buyers attention. If you were an agent and were looking on behalf of your buyers for possible homes to show them, would you be attracted to a home that may sell easier because you know the home's condition has already been inspected? If the price is right, and the financing is favorable, then the hardest part remaining (the inspection) is already passed! Agents work on commission and many times the inspection is the problem. With a sellers inspection link at your listing, the buyer's agent can see quickly that this home is alot more attractive than the other homes on the street and is likely to go to closing if the price can be worked out!

How easy is selling a house with a Seller's Inspection?
If a seller's inspection is performed and significant damage or defects are found. there will be disappointment, but no hysteria or regret. No deal about to go sour. The agent will discuss the problems with the Seller and will determine if this listing is "AS IS" with full disclosure, or if any repairs need correcting to expedite the sale. The Seller then corrects any problem areas, and calls for a reinspection of the home. The home inspector returns a clean report. Next, a Buyer enters a contract agreement with the Seller. The Buyer will choose to trust the home inspection or will have another. No major problems should be found by the second inspection. The deal coasts downhill to closing. Everyone is happy.

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Comment balloon 11 commentsHarry F. D'Elia III • December 30 2009 05:42AM


Thanks for sharing. Good advice. Appraisers are picking up on everything that needs to be done. Best wishes for continued success. Happy New Year!

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) over 10 years ago

Thanks for the reminder, Have a great 2010. Happy New Year.

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) over 10 years ago

I always do preinspection when doing fix and flips to avoid problems under escrow

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) over 10 years ago

Just wanted to say thanks for this great post. Happy New Year

Posted by Tim Green (Real Estate and Beyond LLC) over 10 years ago

Excellent advice, I also ask my sellers to have a file to share with buyers with annual operating expenses and maintence.  Have a great New Year!

Posted by Laura Giannotta, Your Realtor Down the Shore! (Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore ) over 10 years ago

I've always been an advocate of this!  I wish it would catch on considering the fact that property condition is the number one reason why deals fall apart!!  Happy New Year!

Posted by Shannon Lefevre, Shannon Lefevre, PA Your Naples Smart Girl (John R. Wood Properties) over 10 years ago

That's actually a good idea.  I may try to implement that for 2010!  Have a great New Year!!

Posted by Brenda Mullen, Your San Antonio TX Real Estate Agent!! (RE/MAX Access) over 10 years ago

That was a great point

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 4 years ago

I have to agree with you

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 4 years ago

Thanks for the update

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 4 years ago

More to come

Posted by Harry F. D'Elia III, Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR (RentVest) almost 4 years ago