Prelisting inspections

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Home Inspector with Habitation Investigation LLC

The market is tough for agents,  How does a potential home buyer select which houses to tour?  One way to help your listings stand out from the hundreds of other listings is to advertise the house as being pre-inspected.  I recommend even describing the house as pre-inspected in the MLS.  This will make your listing stand out from all the others.

One of my goals this year was to begin doing prelisting inspections regularly.  Because of I have a special offer for prelisting inspections to help agents in my area.  This also help me of course.  Afterall my saying is:

"Helping you build your business as we build ours."

Contact me if you want information.

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Rainer
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Sandra Mannaravalappil
Wilkinson & Associates Real Estate - Charlotte, NC
Realtor/Broker - ABR
  While this is a good feature, I still reccomend my clients get their own inspections done. I always feel that when a home lists a listing inspection that their is something that will stand out as wrong or that the owners are desperate to sell. It kind of always red flags a house.
May 06, 2007 02:54 AM #1
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Lenn Harley
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Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

I recommend a pre-listing inspection, have the seller make all of the repairs and leave the pre-listing inspection on the table for all to read. 

My buyers all do their own inspection and if money is a problem, I pay for it. 

May 06, 2007 03:01 AM #2
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Jim Troth
Habitation Investigation LLC - Marysville, OH
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I understand what you say, however only people confident in their homes condition would have an inspector go through it. 

I would never buy a house in which a seller did not agree to an inspection contingency.. that is a BIG red flag.  Getting it pre-inspected signals that the buyer has nothing to hide.

I would also recommend a buyer in getting their own inspection, especially if many months has expired since the first inspection.   If I inspect the same house for a buyer I take some off of the cost. 

 

 

 

May 06, 2007 03:03 AM #3
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Roberta Murphy
San Diego Previews Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
Carlsbad Real Estate and Homes
Pre-listing inspections are an invaluable guide for sellers in helping them come to grips with those things that must be done to sell their home for top dollar.
May 06, 2007 03:13 AM #4
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Jim Troth
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" Pre-listing inspections are an invaluable guide for sellers in helping them come to grips with those things that must be done to sell their home for top dollar."

Good point.  most home sellers are honest about the condition of their home, however many just do not know.  Many homeowners do not walk the roof and inspect the attic and crawlspace on a annual basis.

Getting the home inspected helps to realistically price the home.  It also gives the opportunity to get any repairs completed with reasonably priced contractors or for the homeowner to do the repairs themselves if possible.  Just save the receipts showing the repairs done.

This will help get higher sale prices and help reduce delays in selling.

May 06, 2007 05:01 AM #5
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Jeff Tumbarello
Steelbridge Realty LLC - North Fort Myers, FL
its better to know before the ofer comes in what your issues are
Aug 15, 2007 04:15 PM #6
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