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Sell the home faster with a Pre-Listing Inspection

By
Home Inspector with Cramer Home Inspection Group, Inc.

Making the decision to sell a home is a huge step for most homeowners. Once they decide to sell, making the home Marketable should be you number one goal.  Having a Pre-Listing Inspection by Cramer Home Inspection Group can have many benefits.

As we all know, home buyers want a home that is In tip-top shape regardless of the age(or at least know whats wrong with it) Buyers make their decision to buy a home based on emotion.  A buyer can fall out of love with a home just as fast as they fell in love with it. 

Pre-Listing Inspectionsmake sense.  The seller can make repairs to the home ( if they choose) or simply reflect it in the purchase price.  This takes it off the table as a negotiating point against you. If the buyers inspector finds serious issues with the home and the potential buyer was unaware of these issues it could jeopardize the sale and your hard earned commission.

Lets recap the benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection:

  • Homes could sell faster
  • Homes could sell for more money
  • NO buyers walking away because their inspector found something they weren't aware of
  • NO buyers getting cold feet when they find out the home is not perfect
  • No 11th hour re negotiations based on the inspectors findings
  • Shows good faith on the sellers side for going above and beyond the simple sellers disclosure

Pre-Listing Inspections will only have value if the home inspectioncompany is properly qualified and Insured. Buyers will have little or no faith in a report that is done by someone they perceive to be un-professional and un-qualified.

Written by Hans F. Cramer of Cramer Home Inspection Group,Inc

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William True
True Sarasota Real Estate - Sarasota, FL
Sarasota Real Estate

This can definitely be helpful. As an exclusive buyer agent, I have seen many a deal fall apart because of items found in the inspoection which the seller could have taken care of upfront.

Mar 02, 2010 10:40 PM
Pam Turner, REALTOR®, e-PRO®, SFR
Century 21 Belk Realtors Dalton GA - Dalton, GA

Great post - appreciate the helpful tips, especially the one about avoiding 11th hour negotiations!!!

Mar 02, 2010 11:01 PM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Hans this is a good idea especially, if all items are repaired at the time the property is put on the market. I've found some sellers in the past just don't want to do anything until they have to make the repair.

Mar 02, 2010 11:46 PM
Sergio Rebollo Jr.
Real Estate TeamMates - Miami, FL

Welcome to ActiveRain. This is a great community to network with others as well a great place to learn from other's experiences and knowledge. I've enjoyed it; I hope you enjoy it as well.

Mar 06, 2010 01:26 AM
David Northup
David Northup - Aim RE Group Inc, Temecula Realtors® (AIM) - Murrieta, CA

Hello Hans,

Welcome to AR. Keep posting and commenting and whatever you do - enjoy the Rain! It's a great place to be.

-David

Mar 06, 2010 01:46 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain and congratulations on your first post.  It looks like you're off to a great start.  We hope you enjoy A/R as much as we do.  There are many opportunities to share your knowledge and learn from others. Take care, Yvette & Dennis

Mar 09, 2010 09:15 AM