Like most home inspection companies, Selman Home Inspection offers the traditional buyers home inspections. And, as an InterNACHI certified home inspector, I also offer "Move In Certified" Seller Home Inspections which are the same as a traditional home inspection but are geared to provide marketing advantages for sellers and their listing agents.
I often here that the biggest reason sellers don't want to do a Seller Home inspection is the cost. They simply don't want to spend $275 to better market their home and remove the surprises. (I don't know why)
So, today I had an idea (not yet sure how good it is). What if a home inspector such as myself offered to perform something like, "Walk Through" home inspections or "Seller Consulting Inspections"?
The idea is to bridge the gap for those who want to help their home sell without the full expense of a complete, written home inspection. I am a certified, licensed home inspector and, I am considering offering a walk through style inspection. The idea is that the seller or listing agent can hire an inspector (me) to walk through a home with them. The client can ask questions about any item they like, and the inspector can verbally point out items a buyers inspection might report. There would be no inspection report from the inspector, only notes written by the current owner or listing agent. And, the price would be about half the cost of a seller home inspection.
As listing agents, would this be of value to you and your clients? Would it be worth $150 for about an hour and a half of a professional inspectors time to verbally consult sellers and listing agents about the property condition? Would this cost effective seller inspection help eliminate surprises from the traditional buyer inspection?
Are there any TREC or SOP limitations? Pros, cons... thoughts....opinions...
I look forward to hearing your thoughts and your ideas for bridging a gap and, helping agents improve their real estate sales. My desire is to increase home inspection income and, provide an innovative solution that helps prevent real estate deals from failing due to buyer inspection results.