Today is part one of seven in our listing process series. The listing process is how we list and market homes for sale to the public. The first step is the pre-listing inspection. This means the seller hires a home inspector to come take a look at their house before they even speak to a real estate agent.
Why would you bother if the buyer will do their own inspection? Here are the three main reasons why you want a pre-listing inspection:
- Identify any deal-breaker issues. We want to know these in advance, such as a foundation or electrical problem. These could be discovered later when the buyer does their inspection and could change their mind about the property. We can get any issues resolved before they become larger problems.
- It could save you thousands. Even by identifying small issues, you can save money. The buyer will use any tiny problems to try to get discounts or want them repaired anyway. Fixing any issues will reduce friction throughout the process. An example of a small problem could be a leaking pipe underneath a sink.
- Use the inspection in the marketing. We can use the pre-inspection as a powerful marketing tool. We can show potential buyers the document, tell them what was fixed, and tell them they can make an offer knowing there are no major issues with the home.
If you would like to get this process started, give me a call or send me an email. I can give you a list of excellent inspectors to work with, and afterward, we can discuss the results of the inspection together. With any other questions about pre-inspections or real estate in general, please reach out to me as well. I would love to help you.