Seller Pre-Listing Inspections
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!
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
At The Real Estate Inspection Company, we make protecting our clients a top priority. For more options, check out the following services:
- BuildFax™ for in-depth information provided in a property history report.
- Water Monitoring to protect your property from excess water usage and damaging water leaks.
- Referring agent protection for real estate agents.
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.