HAVE YOUR HOME PROFESSIONALLY INSPECTED PRIOR TO PUTTING IT ON THE MARKET

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Home Inspector with Affordable Canadian Home Inspections

HAVE YOUR HOME PROFESSIONALLY INSPECTED PRIOR TO PUTTING IT ON THE MARKET

Eventually your buyer is going to conduct an inspection. You may as well save yourself headaches and know what they are going to find by getting there first.

 

Having an inspection performed ahead of time also helps in seventeen other ways:

1. You can choose Affordable Home Inspections, a certified NACHI inspector rather than be at the mercy of the buyer's choice of inspector.

2. You can schedule the inspections at your convenience.

3. It might alert you of any items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.

4. You can assist the inspector during the inspection normally not done during a buyer's inspection

5. You can have the inspector correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it's generated.

6. The report can help you realistically price the home if problems exist.

7. The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected.

8. A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time which:

                ·  might make the home show better.

·  gives you time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.

·  permits you to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.

·  removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.

9. The report might alert you to any immediate safety issues found, before agents and visitors tour the home.

10. The report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.

11. A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.

12. A seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on your part.

13. The report might relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.

14. A seller inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.

15. The report might encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.

16. The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer's inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem, last minute.

17. The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

 

Include in your promotional packets, copies of the report along with receipts for any repairs made. Affordable Home Inspections specialize in Seller's and Move-in Certified inspections and can be contacted at 905-730-9300 or by visiting www.afordablehomeinspections.ca

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Affordable Home Inspections

      Home Inspections Since 1997

     30 years experience in home renovation and general contracting

     15 years experience as a real estate investor and in marketing

 

Affordable Home Inspections          905-730-9300        www.affordablehomeinspections.ca

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About 25% of my inspections used to be Seller's pre-listing inspections, but they have fallen off in this economy, especially with all the foreclosures and short sales.

Sep 15, 2010 04:13 AM #1
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This is a great post.  These are all great reasons to have pre-inspections done.  I've seen customers of mine who have lost deals due to the inspection - much better to know what you're up against beforehand and address any issues before the offer is on the table.  Also, I like the idea of using it as a marketing tool.

Sep 15, 2010 05:55 AM #2
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  While we agree that this a great tool....when it is not the "norm" in the market, it raises the suspicion that Uncle Harry was the inspector !

Sep 15, 2010 07:05 AM #3
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Good advice for home sellers. A positive home inspection report may offer much encouragement to prospective purchasers.

 Blooming for Maryland home buyers.

  

Sep 15, 2010 07:07 AM #4
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A listing agent should recommend this to a motivated seller.  Repairs are not going to just go away.  Why not address them early on?

Sep 15, 2010 07:42 AM #5
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It just makes sense. Surprises may be great, but not in a real estate transaction. It is nice for sellers to know what to expect before the process starts.

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