Home Seller Pre-Inspection: Yay or Nay?

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage SA552583000

When purchasing a Lake Havasu home, many buyers opt for a home inspection during escrow. I recommend this even for a new build due to the fact that you never know what may lurk just out of sight. However, a pre-inspection may also benefit a seller. On the flip side, doing so also includes a few drawbacks for the seller as well. So, should you get a home seller pre-inspection performed before you list your property or not? Weigh the pros and cons below before making your decision.

Home buyers usually acquire a home inspection during escrow. But did you know that they could benefit a seller as well? Learn about the pros and cons of a home seller pre-inspection here. Liz Miller Lake Havasu Az

Home Seller Pre-Inspection

Pros of a Pre-Inspection

Click here to search Lake Havasu homes for saleThe positive aspects of a home seller pre-inspection include the fact that it eliminates the element of surprise. Birthday parties? Retirement parties? Baby showers? Surprises work well for those. For a home sale? Not so much. By finding issues before you list your Havasu home, it provides you the opportunity to fix these issues so that the buyer never sees them. Plus, it allows you time to shop around for the best prices to do so. When it comes to larger problems that may not be within your budget to fix, be upfront about the issues and lower your list price appropriately to compensate.

Cons of a Pre-Inspection

While a home seller pre-inspection does offer some perks, it also comes with a few cons. For example, you must pay for it out of your own pocket. According to HomeBlue.com, an inspection of a 2000 square foot Lake Havasu home costs approximately $240 to $340. However, keep in mind that just because you procure an inspection before you list, you are by no means in the clear. A home buyer may still hire their own inspector. And their inspector may uncover an issue that your inspector did not find. Plus, if you do find issues in your pre-inspection, you may legally need to disclose them to a buyer. But, like I said before, lowering your list price could lessen a problem's impact on a buyer's decision to make your home their own.


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Originally posted on my Lake Havasu area real estate blog here; https://havasuareahomes.com/home-seller-pre-inspection-yay-or-nay/.

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Comments (4)

June Piper-Brandon
Coldwell Banker Realty - Columbia, MD
Creating Generational Wealth Through Homeownership

Not all inspectors see the same things, I've had listings go through 2 or 3 inspections and each one is completely different so this is a tough call.

Jun 15, 2022 11:39 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Thank you for the great information in your blog today to share with us here on the Rain.  Make it a great day! bill

Jun 15, 2022 02:02 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Jun 16, 2022 03:32 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Liz - as June Piper-Brandon comments, a property inspector may likely see (and note) different things in a report but there should also be some consistency in their findings.  Unintended consequences certainly are a factor as decisions are weighed as is the rule of balancing information.  

Jun 16, 2022 08:02 AM