Calling All Sellers, It's Home Inspection Time!

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Real Estate Agent with Bennett Realty Solutions MD#634275

 

Calling All Sellers, It’s Home Inspection Time!

 HOME INSPECTION

Many times a home inspection is thought of as something that takes place after an offer is made and accepted, and before the closing. Whether it is a buyer’s or seller’s market, many savvy homeowners are choosing to have pre-listed home inspections done BEFORE putting their homes on the market. After all, a home inspection benefits sellers, buyers, and agents and is designed to reveal any potential problems or concerns that might compromise a sale. With this in mind, some of the benefits of a pre-listed home inspection are as follows.

 

SELLERS’ HOME INSPECTION BENEFITS (3Ps):

  •  Positions the home to sell quickly and for the highest price possible.
  • Permits more time to make the necessary repairs and

    compare bids on the repairs to be done.

  • Provides full disclosure to potential buyers.

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BUYERS’ HOME INSPECTION BENEFITS (3Rs):

  •  Receives a third-party review of the home’s condition before making an offer.
  • Removes doubts regarding initial concerns.

  • Reduces the stress associated to purchasing a home.

 

As a result, moving the home inspection to the beginning of the sales process can shorten the process by removing impediments before they interfere with a potential sale. Either way, the importance of having a home inspection as part of the home sales process cannot be understated. Please remember, it is important that your inspector is a member of The American Association of Home Inspectors (AAHI) or meets your state’s requirements.

 

If you are thinking of selling or buying a home, it is important that your real estate agent is a member of the National Association of Realtors. I am here to serve you, so call me today at (301) 502-2669 or email me at dwpettis@aol.com.

 

Home Inspection Image courtesy of Stuart Miles / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Buying and selling house Image courtesy of smarnad / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

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Diana White-Pettis, Associate Broker

Exit Bennett Realty

7701 Greenbelt Rd. #100

Greenbelt, MD  20770

Office: 301-459-5040

Cell: 301-502-2669

Direct line: 240-386-1309

Email: dwhitepettis@gmail.com

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Jackie Cross
Real Living All Florida Realty - Port St Lucie, FL

I agree that a seller should want to know ahead of time what may turn up.  I have a home that a seller bought just 2 years ago and had an inspection done at that time.  Apparently his inspector missed a huge number of things as we now have had 2 fall throughs on contracts due to the inspection reports.  Now we need a contractor to go in and see what needs to be fixed to get the home sold.

Jun 18, 2014 01:45 AM #1
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Trisha Bush-LeFore
Preferred Properties Land & Homes - Walla Walla, WA
Providing Realtor Services in the Walla Walla Area

Diana,

Pre-list home inspection is a great tool. Does give the seller an idea of what needs to be addressed, potential buyers a heads up on the property, and the realtor help in pricing and marketing. 

Jun 18, 2014 02:05 AM #2
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Jackie - Wow! That's not what we have in mind when the pre-list home inspections are done! I wish you much success in the future inspections and in the sell of that home.

Trisha - Yes, it is very helpful for pricing and marketing.

Thank you, ladies for your comments.  Have a fantastic day!

 

 

Jun 18, 2014 02:45 AM #3
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Toni Weidman
Sailwinds Realty - Trinity, FL
20+ Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

A pre-list home inspection does not replace the buyer's request for an inspection, Diane. But the seller will know ahead of time if there is anything serious.

Jun 18, 2014 08:19 AM #4
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Toni,

I totally agree that the pre-list home inspection does not replace the buyer's request for an inspection.  Even with the benefits offered to both with the pre-list inspection, I still highly recommend that buyer's also request one.  Thanks for the comment.

Diana

Jun 18, 2014 10:49 AM #5
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Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan
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Hi Diana. I like your P's and R's in this blog. I think it is a must for home owners to have a pre home inspection before they put their house on the market for sale. I am suggesting this blog for a feature. Great post.

Jun 18, 2014 01:10 PM #6
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Thank you so much, Lanre. I hope all is well and it's always good to hear from you. Have a great evening!

Jun 18, 2014 01:12 PM #7
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Barb Szabo, CRS
RE/MAX Trinity Brecksville Ohio - Cleveland, OH
E-pro Realtor, Cleveland Ohio Homes

Hi Diana,

I can see the benefit but it has not caught on here. I think buyers are a bit leary when they themselves do not choose the inspector...a certain level of mistrust, sometimes misguided, sometimes not.

Jun 19, 2014 12:10 PM #8
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Barb,

I certainly agree with a buyer's position.  Although the seller has a pre-list inspection, I highly recommend that buyers have an inspection done as well so they will have a sense of comfort in moving forward with the transaction. 

Diana

Jun 19, 2014 12:22 PM #9
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Diana

A prelisting home inspection is a positive step to successful sell the home.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jun 19, 2014 12:36 PM #10
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Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

hi Diana those are some good points on the benefits of having a home inspection. Thanks for sharing.

Jun 19, 2014 01:32 PM #11
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Hi Teral,

Thanks for taking the time to read my post and have a great weekend!

Diana

Jun 20, 2014 09:43 AM #12
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Anna Hatridge
Goodson Realty - Farmington, MO
Missouri Realtor with Goodson Realty

I totally agree that doing an inspection earlier than later is so helpful. You are correct in that it can generate additional dollars for a seller and prevent stress to the seller and to the buyers as well.

Jun 21, 2014 12:23 PM #13
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Diana White-Pettis
Bennett Realty Solutions - Upper Marlboro, MD
GRI, CDPE, CNE, WHC Upper Marlboro Homes for Sale

Anna,

I have had buyers wait until the last minute to have the home inspection done.  Talking about stressed out - that's an understatement especially when deficiencies are found.  Thanks so much for commenting on my post!

Diana

 

Jul 20, 2014 12:14 PM #14
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Patricia Kennedy
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Diana, I had a seller get his home pre-inspected before he spoke to me about listing it.  When I saw the report, there were items he missed that I picked up on.  I think it's a good idea as long as the inspector they pick is a compulsive house nerd.

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