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Sellers Inspections or Pre-Listing Inspections
Seller inspections (sometimes referred to as pre-listing inspections) are becoming more popular because they virtually eliminate all the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting to do the inspections until a buyer is found. In many ways, waiting to schedule an inspection until after a home goes under agreement, is too late. Seller inspections are arranged and paid for by the seller, usually just before the home goes on the market. The seller is the inspector's client. The inspector works for the seller and generates a report for the seller. The seller then typically makes multiple copies of the report and shares them with potential buyers that tour the home for sale. Seller inspections are a benefit to all parties in a real estate transaction. They are a win-win-win-win. Advantages to the seller: The seller can choose a certified ASHI inspector rather than be at the mercy of the buyer's choice of inspector. The seller can schedule the inspections at the seller's convenience. It might alert the seller of any items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation. The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection, something normally not done during a buyer's inspection. The seller can have inspector correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it is generated. The report can help ... more
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