A pre-listing inspection is a valuable tool that can give the seller more control in marketing their home and can reduce stress and anxiety throughout the inspection negotiation process. The cost of the pre-listing inspection is minimal compared to the potential repairs or credits that a buyer could possibly request.
Homeowners may know about certain issues with their home and could be willing to disclose the issues and list certain items “as is”, but if there are other issues that the seller is unaware of, this could create problems with the transaction. A pre-listing inspection helps the seller see the true condition of their home and allows them to decide whether they are willing to fix certain items.
By finding issues in advance, it gives the homeowner time to get repairs done without being tied to a deadline. They can actually have multiple contractors bid on the work without having to pay extra for work to be done within a certain time frame. It also prevents buyers from asking for a large credit for any inspection items found.
A pre-listing inspection also helps to accurately price the home. The report will give the homeowner and listing agent a clearer picture of the condition of the home and a more accurate age of the roof, HVAC system and water heater. If a seller chooses not to fix certain items, repair estimates can be obtained in advance to assist in any inspection negotiations which will save the homeowner money in the long run.
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Cooper Inspection Services, LLC
601 Rte 206 Suite 26-410
Hillsborough NJ 08844