Has anyone ordered a PreSale Home Inspection to help.......

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If so,  what work was performed per inspection report?

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Grant Howell
Alex Lowery Real Estate - Frisco, TX
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I have suggested this, but most home owners don't go for it. I am from DC and know the area where you work. There are a lot of older homes. To tell you the truth, pre-sale inspections didn't really fly well up there either. Your market is cooling a bit, but there is still more buyers than sellers. I only push pre-sale inspections in a buyers market.
May 02, 2007 05:23 AM #1
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Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy Joseph

I have not had any one order a PreSale Home Inspection as of yet.

Have a good one

Jul 18, 2007 12:52 PM #2
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Bill Duncan
Home Status Inspection Company, LLC - Haymarket, VA

Joseph,

I have done quite a few Listing Inspections and Home Wellness Checks.  I have found that the key to these is the agent.  If you find an agent who promotes PreSale Inspections then he or she will bring them in.  Most agents are having a hard enough time finding clients and they fail to take it the extra step with a home inspection or even staging, to help sell the house faster. 

Oct 14, 2007 01:58 PM #3
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Harold Miller
Miller Home Inspection - Camano Island, WA
Certified Professional Home Inspector

Pre Sale inspection are a very small fraction of my business. Many home owners do not understand the value of finding and repairing defects before they receive an offer, and will wait for the buyers inspection to reveal problems. This often creates 11th hour negotiation stumbling blocks.

I agree with Bill that the listing agent is often a key element in the decision of a seller, wether they get the home inspected or not.

Oct 29, 2007 02:32 AM #4
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Bill Siegel
Florida Home Inspection Team Inc. - Miami Lakes, FL
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Most sellers are in denial. Many times they already know what is wrong with the home. And some times the buyers home inspector may miss some of those problems, which is exactly what the seller is hoping for. Depending on the item, it now falls back to the inspector. I have has many inspections where the seller admits, after the inspection is over, that he knew of many of the deficiencies in the report. What we really need is stronger disclosure laws and accountability by the sellers. The inspection is still an important aspect, as it may find things the seller is unaware of.
Jan 06, 2008 03:31 AM #5
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