The Importance of a Pre-listing Home Inspection

To avoid uncertainties and stress when selling your home Preparing your home for the market, choosing an agent, setting the asking price, and negotiating the offer can be stressful. Going through this lengthy process and having it fail at the last moment can be very disappointing….

  • To avoid uncertainties and stress when selling your home

Preparing your home for the market, choosing an agent, setting the asking price, and negotiating the offer can be stressful. Going through this lengthy process and having it fail at the last moment can be very disappointing.

A pre-listing home inspection provides you with the opportunity to control some of the uncertainties during the sale of your home. Buyers’ questions about the condition of your home are answered prior to viewing. The results are better offers, smoother negotiations, and less stress to you, the seller.

  • As a valuable marketing tool

A good home inspection can be used to market your home and support your listing price. Advertising that a “home inspection has been done…no surprises!” makes your listing standout. InspectionPro will provide multiple copies of your Home Inspection Report, (included in your fee), as well as an online link where potential buyers can view the report. Buyers will know your house is sound before they step through the door.

If significant defects are found during your home inspection, you have the opportunity to make choices that will maximize the marketing potential and sale of your home. You can then discuss any problems with your realtor to determine if you want to list your property “As is” with full disclosure, or correct selected defects to expedite the sale. After chosen repair work is completed, you can call for a re-inspection and get a revised report for marketing purposes.

  • Results in a smoother closing

The buyers’ home inspection, if they choose to have one done, will not find anything to alarm them. You will not have to deal with inflated repair estimates and the resulting negotiations that could cost you money or blow the deal. This will improve the chance of a smooth closing and can lead to a quicker sale.

Please go to www.theinspectionpro.com to download and view an InspectionPro Sample Report, the CAHPI(BC) Standards of Procedure, Code of Ethics, and our Standard Contract. These documents describe the details of the home inspection process. If you have any questions, please contact Bob Hamm at 250-212-5490.

Bob Hamm is a member in good standing with CAPHI, is fully insured, and is licensed by Consumer Protection BC
(license #57225).