Can you make your listings more attractive to buyers?

Home Inspector with Accurate Home Inspections of America, LLC

Are your existing home listings more attractive to buyers than other listings?  Existing homes must compete with new homes on the market. Differentiate your listings by encouraging your seller to order a pre-listing inspection of their property and market the listing as "Move In Certified" One small Realty Company in California buys pre-listing inspections for each of their listings. That's 200 pre-listing inspections a year! 

How does this help the seller?

  • A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time which
  1. if corrected, will make the home show better.
  2. gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive rates.
  3. permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
  4. removes over inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.
  • The report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found, before agents and visitors tour the home.
  • The report provides a 3rd party, unbiased opinion to offer the potential buyers.
  • A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report which can be hosted on a web site and used as a marketing tool.
  • "Move In Certified" yard signs attract potential buyers. Move in Certified Yard Sign
  • The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected.
  • The report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist.
  • A seller's inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness and provides full disclosure protection from future legal claims
  • A sellers inspection lightens negotiations.
  • The inspection is paid and the report might encourage the buyer to wave the inspection contingency.
  • The inspection company sets up a marketing display in the home with copies for the Home Inspection Report that the buyers can take with them. The Inspection report reinforces the value of the home and differentiates the home from all the other homes that the buyers have visited.

How does the buyer benefit?

  • The inspection is done and hosted on a web site.
  • The Home Inspection is already paid for by the seller, the inspection company will return to the home with the buyer and go through the inspection report.
  • The report gives a more accurate 3rd party view of the condition of the home prior to making an offer.
  • A seller's inspection eliminates surprise defects.
  • Problems are corrected or at least acknowledged prior to making an offer on the home.
  • The report might assist in financing.
  • A seller's inspection allows the buyer to sweeten the offer without increasing the offering price by waiving inspections.
  • "Move In Certified" homes carry a 120 day American Home Warranty!

See what Carol Rondinelli, Co-owner of RE/MAX Estate Group has to say about seller's inspections.


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Comments (2)

Jeffrey Tumbarello
South West Florida Real Estate Investment Association - Fort Myers, FL
its all about the price right now
Dec 05, 2007 01:16 AM
Marc Grossman
Marc It Sold! - Longwood, FL
GRI, Greater Orlando Real Estate Broker
Good post and info and it's good that you posted it to Localism. 
Dec 05, 2007 02:10 AM