What's Best? Pre-Listing or Pre-Offer Home Inspections?
There is a lot of discussion in a local real estate forum on social media in Northern Virginia as to whether listing agents are allowing enough time to market a home for pre-offer home inspections. Hmmm. Seems to me, based on what I know of our Residential Sales Contract in Northern Virginia, that permission to have an inspection is something needed from the seller before one is conducted.
This got me thinking. In a market where many buyers are willing to waive a home inspection entirely, a pre-listing home inspection by the sellers and provided to all interested buyers would be a great to be in charge of when an insepction is happening and who is doing it, and put buyers' mind at ease, avoiding buyer's remorse.
There is probably no one size fits all scenario, but you can read more about my thoughts on the subject of both pre-listing and pre-offer home inspections on my personal blog today.