Whoever gets the inspection first has the upper hand
One of the most frustrating aspects of selling a house is when a problem turns up after the buyer gets a home inspection on your house. Good home inspectors will find things that you feel are OK, but will be listed as maintenance items, aged, or in need of repair. Depending on the severity of the problem it can lead to a new round of negotiations, delay your escrow, or even ruin your sale. Regardless of how a home looks, there may be underlying issues that even the most meticulous homeowner doesn’t know about. A pre-listing inspection can help you reduce the sheer number of items in a buyer’s inspection that can cause a buyer to walk away.
Reduce the chances that a home inspection will derail your sale
List your house knowing that there won’t be any surprises. By getting a list of items that a home inspector might put on a report for the buyer, you can get them fixed on your schedule, and within your budget. Once a buyer has obtained quotations from their contractors, it will be hard for you to get those repairs done for less. The buyer will think you are trying to “do it on the cheap”. Instead, the buyers will ask you for money so they can get it fixed – often at higher prices!
Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct a home inspection. You might as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.
- Pre-listing inspections allow you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
- Pre-listing inspections help you to price your home realistically.
- Pre-listing inspections permit you to make repairs ahead of time so that: Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
- You can disclose defects up front.
- You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.
- Pre-listing inspections may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
- Pre-listing inspections may alert you of items of immediate personal concern such as failed smoke detectors or Carbon Monoxide hazards.
- It may relieve prospect’s concerns and suspicions.
- It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.
You don’t want a written report?
Some sellers feel funny about having a written report that would have to be disclosed to the buyer. We offer a verbal-only walk through pre-listing inspection that you should consider. This is a more basic inspection, but it can identify significant problems that could derail your sale. No report will be produced. Remember that it’s not always the severity of a problem, but the number of problems that can cause a buyer to walk away. Our verbal-only inspection may be the perfect solution to help you prepare for selling your home.
Our pre-listing inspections in San Diego are performed by certified, trained inspectors, and conform to InterNACHI standards. We use state-of-the-art equipment including Thermal Infrared cameras, Carbon Monoxide detectors, gas leak detectors, moisture meters, laser temperature gauges. We use this equipment, combined with the latest reporting software, to provide you with the most complete home inspections available.
The Latest Way to Sell Your House Faster With Less Hassle
There are a lot of houses for sale. You need a great agent who uses the latest tools to get your house to stand out. We have the technology to create 3D Virtual Virtual Reality Tours of your house. These aren’t just videos, they are fully immersive Virtual Tours that let the viewer tour your house the way they want. It is like a state of the art video game where you can “walk” through your house. This amazing technology will appeal to buyers, particularly millennials, who grew up seeing the world through Virtual Reality.
Not only will this generate tremendous buzz for your house, you won’t be inconvenienced by having to keep your home “open house ready” for those sudden showings. Home buyers can view your home, and only those who are truly interested will request a showing.
- It’s like having an open house 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
- Give potential buyers a real feel for your house compared to the competition.
- Keep strangers out of your house.
- You can control what others see.
- Shows your house far better than still pictures or slide shows.
Combine a pre-listing inspection with a Virtual Reality model for special bundle pricing. Please see our Virtual Reality page for more details.