Pre-Sale home inspections; a great idea. I would highly recommend any client to get a home inspection done before placing their property on the market. I wish I was qualified to do them, what a great tie in for a full service home staging company.
Here's my beef. I did recommend a client get a home inspection done because they were concerned about putting their home on the market with a few things wrong with the house. Then, they didn't call me. After thinking about it... why would they? Wouldn't an inspector tell them where to best spend their money to realize their earning potential and send them to the negotiation table confident they will get the best deal as does staging?
With staging still being a new concept, one that targets the emotional side of the purchasing process, I can understand why a client would be convinced a pre-sale home inspection would be money well spent. It is a tangible, logical approach and an acccepted practice in the real estate industry.
Is it possible to partner up with a professional home inspector or are they competitors?