Why Use a Pre-Inspection to Help Sell Your Home

Are you thinking of selling your home? Did you know that a pre-inspection is available for your property before it’s even on the market?

Having a pre-inspection completed by your home inspector prior to listing that highlights what buyers can expect upon purchasing your property is beneficial – and help set your property apart from others already for sale in your neighbourhood.

You’ll have a list prepared detailing any work that may need to be done in the future that can empower you to make some changes yourself prior to listing and/or equip you with the required information to show potential buyers in a positive way that all the repairs/upgrades are suggested by a trained professional and are real and complete.

This helps take the guesswork out of the home buying process for many buyers by boosting confidence in the property.

A pre-inspection can also be used in instances where the property is already on the market but needs some extra help to garner buyer interest.

If trying to sell the home, but it’s taking longer than anticipated and not getting the expected traction, a way of trying a different marketing approach is getting a pre-inspection and then using marketing tools to spark new interest. Some sellers decide too quickly to lower the asking price instead of weighing other options to generate new interest from potential buyers. By lowering the price, may have the buyers wondering why the property hasn’t sold and digging deeper to try and find something wrong with it.

What makes some pre – inspections unique

When sellers have an inspection on their property prior to listing, they’ll receive literature to use for open houses that educates prospective buyers about their home.

In addition, for a discounted rate, the inspector will perform a detailed walk-through of the property with a prospective buyer, further describing the property and explaining the report.

Some companies also transfer the inspection report, warranty and all insurances to the buyer so they’re fully protected – removing any fear of bias that may come with a traditional pre-inspection.

Romi Brooks
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