Why Should Sellers Have Their Home Inspected Before Listing?

Reblogger Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Real Estate Agent with Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty BR534744000 & BR540649000

Amanda S. Davidson "Conducting a home inspection can save sellers money in the long run. Home inspections aren’t a pass or fail. They are similar to a physical and reveal any maintenance related items that need attention and repairs that need to be made...Knowing of these items in advance and hiring a professional to make any necessary repairs gives the seller more control."

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Original content by Amanda S. Davidson 0225221517

Why Should Sellers Have Their Home Inspected Before Listing?

Pre Listing Home InspectionIt’s very common for buyers to pay for a home inspection when purchasing a home. It allows the buyer to know of any issues with the home and make a decision on whether or not they want to proceed with the purchase. Why would a seller want to have a home inspection prior to listing if it’s something the buyer will likely initiate and pay for on their own?

Conducting a home inspection can save sellers money in the long run. Home inspections aren’t a pass or fail. They are similar to a physical and reveal any maintenance related items that need attention and repairs that need to be made. Buyers often over estimate what repairs will cost and ask for credits that are way above the actual cost to fix the problem. In the worst case scenario something might be discovered that could cause a buyer to withdraw from the contract all together. Knowing of these items in advance and hiring a professional to make any necessary repairs gives the seller more control.

 

Advertising to buyers that an inspection has already been conducted shows the seller is conscious about the maintenance of their home and is going above and beyond what most other sellers do. Sellers who set themselves apart and display to buyers that they are upfront about their property give buyers confidence for making an offer.

 

If your market is currently experiencing an extreme seller’s market where home inspection contingencies are being waived having one done before listing may not be necessary or a good use of money. Consult with a local Realtor® prior to making the decision to get an inspection completed before listing. Their expertise on the current market conditions and knowledge will be invaluable in guiding you through a successful transaction.

 

If you’re considering listing your Northern Virginia home and are looking for an honest, local agent that can help you with each step of the selling process I want to be your agent. Contact me to talk about how my expertise can achieve your selling goals.

 

 

 

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Rainmaker
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Tony and Suzanne. What a way to get a jump on the competition! Enjoy your day!

Aug 29, 2016 11:10 PM #1
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Good idea...we did this with my Mom's estate...it is not the norm here but sure should be !

Aug 29, 2016 11:16 PM #2
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Amanda S. Davidson
Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty - Alexandria, VA
Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale

Thank you for the re-blog! While every seller isn't open to it, I've never had a regret from those that go ahead and get one done prior to listing. 

Aug 29, 2016 11:28 PM #3
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
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Sellers are often nearsighted when they write off pre-listing inspections.  They can help sell and save money!

Aug 29, 2016 11:57 PM #4
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Fred Hernden, CMI
Superior Home Inspections - Greater Albuquerque Area - Albuquerque, NM
Albuquerque area Master Inspector

Sometimes Pre-Listing Inspections are a hard sell.... but most who do it are glad they did, and often have a smoother process.

Aug 30, 2016 12:19 AM #5
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Bill Roberts
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Well Tony Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers you know I believe in this.

Bill Roberts

Aug 30, 2016 02:10 AM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Grat re-blog Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers - I like the idea of being pro-active especially for older homes.  

Aug 30, 2016 03:31 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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We always recommend it Wayne Martin - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

Aug 31, 2016 11:27 PM #8
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Helps avoid surprises Sally K. & David L. Hanson - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

Aug 31, 2016 11:28 PM #9
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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You are most welcome Amanda S. Davidson - thank you for authoring!

Aug 31, 2016 11:28 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
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Agreed Gary L. Waters, Broker Owner, Waters Realty of Brevard, LLC - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

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Rainmaker
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Agreed Fred Hernden - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

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I do indeed Bill Roberts - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

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Can't hurt and often helps Sheri Sperry - MCNE - thanks for stopping by with a comment!

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