Seller Pre-Listing Inspections

If you’re in the process of putting your home on the market, make sure you can ask top dollar by scheduling a sellers pre-listing inspection with The Real Estate Inspection Company. Call us at (800) 232-5180 or schedule now. We serve San Diego and the surrounding areas.

Get The Upper Hand with a Pre-Listing Inspection

One of the most frustrating aspects of selling a house is when a problem turns up after the buyer gets a home inspection. Good home inspectors will find defects. The home inspector may even find things that sellers were not aware of. 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 sellers reduce the sheer number of items in a buyer’s inspection report that can cause a buyer to walk away.

It is when defects are found, not if …

Fix Issues on Your Schedule & Budget

Remember, home inspections are going to reveal defects. It is really just a matter of timing. As the seller or a seller’s representative, you can manage when these items are discovered. As the closing date nears, the stress level increases. This can lead to large monetary requests, cancelled sales, or even agents pitching in to repair their client’s house. Avoid this by moving the inspection to the beginning of the listing lifecycle.

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, the seller, 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!

Benefits of a Pre-listing Inspection

Pre-lisiting home inspections allow you to do the following:

  • See your home through the eyes of a critical third-party.
  • Help you to price your home realistically.
  • Permit you to make repairs ahead of time so that defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.
  • Disclose defects up front.
  • Allow time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself if qualified.
  • Encourage the buyer to possibly waive the inspection contingency.
  • Alert you to items of immediate personal concern, such as failed smoke detectors or carbon monoxide hazards.
  • Relieve a prospect’s concerns and suspicions.
  • Reduce your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.

Keep in mind that if you are an investor, we offer verbal consultations, which is a scaled down, verbal-only assessment of the property so that you can plan for repairs if you decide to go through with the sale.

Our inspections tell the story of your house.

Seller Legal Protection

But we don’t stop there; we offer even more services for sellers. Did you know that the only party in a real estate transaction without insurance is the seller? That stops here. You can now protect yourself with Home Sale Legal Protection™ from Sellers Shield™. It provides sellers with up to $20,000 of legal representation for one, two, or three years from the close of escrow. A perceived failure-to-disclose issue can lead to thousands in legal fees even if sellers did nothing wrong. Sell your home with peace of mind that you’ll have legal representation if and when you need it.

Reliable Home Inspections

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Reveal and remove unknown obstacles to selling your home with a pre-purchase home inspection from The Real Estate Inspection Company. Take control of the process by repairing any defects on your timetable and budget. Contact us at (800) 232-5180 or schedule now. We service San Diego County, Riverside County, and Orange County.

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