For Home Sellers

 
Are you selling your home?
 
 
Here are some advantages of having your home-for-sale inspected before you list it:
 

  • You can choose an InterNACHI Certified Professional  Inspector® to inspect your home first, which may prompt the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency.  And even if he doesn't, a Seller Inspection means you won't be in for any surprises.
  • You can schedule your inspection at your own convenience, rather than accommodate a buyer and his inspector.
  • You can assist your inspector during the inspection, which is something not normally done during a buyer's inspection.
  • A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection may alert you to any immediate concerns, such a broken pressure-relief valve or an active termite infestation.
  • The Seller Inspection:
    • allows you to take the time to shop for competitively priced contractors to make repairs, rather than making rushed decisions to get things fixed in a hurry;
    • lets you attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report; and
    • removes over-inflated buyer-procured repair estimates from the negotiating table.
  • Move-In Certified™ yard signs, free from your InterNACHI inspector, will attract potential buyers touring homes in your neighborhood. 

A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on your part.
 
There are other distinct advantages of having a Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection report:

  • You're given the opportunity to dispute any misstatements in the inspection report before it's distributed to real estate agents and prospective buyers.
  • The report provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion about the condition of the home to potential buyers.
  • The report may encourage the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency, so the deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer's inspection reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
  • The report can be hosted on www.FetchReport.com, which can be used as an effective marketing tool.
  • The report can help you realistically price the home if problems exist.
  • The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected.
  • The report may relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions and concerns before he walks away from an otherwise great deal.
  • The 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 your home pre-inspected: 8 Unexpected Factors That Can Threaten Your Home Sale.

Need an inspector to oversee your repair project?
 
Questions?  Ask an expert at www.AskNACHI.org, which is a free service provided by InterNACHI.