A pre-inspection is a service in which a home is inspected prior to listing. This ensures that all repairs are paid for before the buyer purchases the home. This service has many benefits including economic repairs, higher selling prices, and a faster selling process. A pre-inspected home has advantages for the buyer, real estate agent, and seller making for a better sale all around!

When an inspector inspects the home before listing, all economic repairs can be found and attended do in an efficient way. The seller has time to shop around for the best prices and services for the repair. Normally a buyer may ask for nearly twice the repair cost in a credit and the seller obeys to guarantee the sale. This can prevent objections over repairs during the negotiation process. Real estate agents don’t have to worry about the deal falling apart after the contract has been signed. Having the repairs paid for in advance is ideal and makes the house seem more appealing for potential buyers. The home inspector can make suggestions to the seller to permit the house to be more attractive. In addition, if the seller decides not to handle the repairs they can display the repairs in a disclosed document.

Although this service may appear to be a hassle for the seller, it can prove to be worth every penny when the selling process is quick and proficient. The seller can choose to use an ASHI inspector at a time convenient to them instead of being forced to use the buyer’s choice of an inspector. The seller can also correct any misstatements in the report before any buyers have the opportunity to view it.  During a pre-inspection, the number of buyers can potentially increase which in turn can increase the selling price. It can give the seller the highest price in the shortest amount of time. Having an inspection report from a certified inspector will help the seller determine a realistic sale price. In this economy with growing competition it is practically essential for seller’s to have their house stand out among others.

In addition to benefiting a seller, a pre-inspection helps the buyers by increasing their confidence. First, the inspection is completed so the buyer does not have to search for a good inspection, schedule, attend, or pay for an inspection. If a buyer sees a property with a clean report they will be more likely to pursue the deal and move ahead. The buyer can feel assured that there will not be any surprises in the deal. When a buyer sees that all repairs are handled prior to listing, they can feel more comfortable in spending the asking price of the property. A pre-inspection property eliminates the excess costs and hassle included in an inspection completed after the listing.