Here are some important advantages of listing a home that has been Move-In Certified™:
- You can recommend an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® to inspect the home before the buyer's inspector is hired.
- Your client (the seller) can schedule the inspection at his convenience, with little effort on your part.
- Your client can assist the inspector during the inspection, something that's not typically done during a buyer's inspection. This can streamline the inspection process and give your client confidence in the condition of the home you're helping them sell.
- You and your client will be alerted to any immediate safety issues discovered, before other agents and potential buyers tour the home.
- A seller inspection relieves you of having to hurriedly procure repair estimates and schedule repairs for your client.
- Repairs can be made ahead of time and will help the home show better.
- Your client will have the opportunity to correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it's generated and distributed to prospective buyers.
- The inspection report will help your client see their home through the eyes of an unbiased third party, thus making them more realistic about their asking price.
- A Move-In Certified™ yard sign, provided by the InterNACHI inspector, will attract potential buyers looking for a home in the neighborhood.
- The inspection report can be hosted on www.FetchReport.com, which will entice potential buyers to tour other Move-In Certified™ homes.
- The Move-In Certified™ inspection report can be used as a marketing tool that goes beyond the seller's disclosure. This kind of forthrightness is a great way to help sell the home and engage in a low-stress transaction.
- The inspection report can help relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions and concerns before they walk away from an otherwise great deal.
- A Move-In Certified™ seller inspection report helps eliminate "buyer's remorse" that can sometimes occur after the buyer's inspection. With a pre-listing inspection, the facts are up front and there are seldom any new issues or surprises by closing.
- A seller inspection helps prevent protracted negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations.
- The seller inspection and report may persuade a buyer to waive his own inspection contingency.
- The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer's inspections reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
- The inspection report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
Read this article that explains some of the reasons it's a good idea to have the home for sale pre-inspected: 8 Unexpected Factors That Can Threaten Your Home Sale.
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