Seller Home Inspections Offer Tremendous Marketing Advantages

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Seller Home Inspections Offer Tremendous Marketing Advantages


Dallas Seller Home InspectionsA Seller Home Inspection or "Move In Certified" inspection is the new trend in marketing advantages for sellers and professional real estate agents. A "Move In Certified" Seller Home Inspection will virtually eliminate all the hassles and blown deals caused by traditional buyer inspections. Home Inspection for sellers gives the leverage back to the homeowner (and their Realtor) and offers tremendous marketing advantages. 

Real estate sales deals fall through simply because the seller did not get a professional Home Inspection to evaluate the condition of their house before putting it on the market. Eventually, potential buyers are going to hire an inspector to find Defects (Common Defects). The selling homeowner may as well know what an inspector is going to reveal and correct any possible issues in advance. The advantages of a "Move In Certified" North Texas Home Inspection are numerous. Consider the following:


  • Marketing advantage, including listing and yard signs as "Move In Certified".
  • Online listing advantage that makes a sellers property stand out from thousands of others.
  • See the sellers real estate through the eyes of a critical third-party.
  • Seller home inspections assist in realistic pricing.
  • Make repairs ahead of time so that defects won't become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
  • Encourage the buyer to waive contingencies, even another home inspection.
  • Relieve buyer concerns and suspicions.
  • Reduces the Realtor and home owner liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
  • The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected.
  • Alerts you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.
  • Sellers can use the report to communicate to contractors the nature of the defect(s), to obtain estimates for repair or to arrange for repairs or replacements.
  • A seller inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.
  • A seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.
  • Real estate agents who recommend seller home inspections are regarded as true professionals leaving nothing to chance.
As you can clearly see, there are numerous benefits for a Seller Home Inspection. Home inspections no longer offer advantages to just buyers. Above are just a few reasons that a Seller Home Inspection is vital in today's market. As a Professional Home Inspector, I truly believe that both a buyer and Seller Home Inspection are extremely important to the real estate transaction process. If the inspector you are referring today does not perform a "Move In Certified" Seller Home Inspection, I recommend referring one who does. If you are a Realtor, you can provide additional value as a selling agent by recommending a "Move In Certified" Seller Home Inspection to your clients.

David Selman, Professional InspectorIn today's economy, buyers have more homes to choose from than ever before making it a "buyer's market". Why should they stop and look at your house? What is different about your house and online listing from so many others? To catch buyers and Realtors attention, you need to make your house stand out from the rest. A Seller Home Inspection eliminates some natural fears of the buyer right away by letting them know that this home in generally good shape or better. When buyers look online for homes, they can pass over your listing fast. Just because you may think your house is in good shape does not separate it from the 1000's of others that you may be competing with for the buyers attention. A Seller Home Inspection can give you the marketing edge you need to sell your home for more, faster.

As a Realtor looking on behalf of your buyers for possible homes to show them, would you be attracted to a property that may sell easier because you know the home's condition has already been inspected? If the price is right, and your financing is in good shape, then the hardest part remaining is already done! Agents work on commission and often the inspection is a stumbling block. With an Seller Home Inspection, the buyer's Realtor can see that this home is more attractive, pre-inspected and is likely to close faster!



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David Selman
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Karen Otto
Home Star Staging - Plano, TX
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Such great points David! There is a good post in the Stage it Forward Group today about home inspections. I firmly believe that information is important for both sellers and buyers & the investment in a pre list home inspection is well worth it!

Nov 08, 2011 05:01 AM #1
Cheryl Dickson
Retired Realtor / Retired Home Inspector - Oklahoma City, OK
Retired Realtor, GRI / Retired Home Inspector

Hi David!

Thank You, Im glad you blogged this one! David and I both belong to InterNACHI, (International Association of Certified Home Inspectors) which provides it's Inspector members with the Move-In Certified Program. Only inspectors belonging to InterNACHI can offer Sellers and Realtors this outstanding marketing tool.

Many Realtors and Sellers use our Move-In Certified Inspection as a Buyer Incentive because it saves the buyer money, and really gives full disclosure on the property. That's a big savings for the buyer while their pinching pennies to save for the closing costs.

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Nov 16, 2011 12:30 PM #2
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

David, I like the idea a lot. I think the "pre inspected certified" sign will carry more weight than a home warranty sign.

Nov 25, 2011 09:57 AM #3
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