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Sellers

$50 Discount Off Your Next Inspection

As a ‘Thank You’ for choosing Walters Home Inspection, I will provide you with a $50 discount on the home inspection for the purchase of your next home.

When you sell your home, you want to get the most money you can and you want to sell it as quickly as possible. Having a detailed home inspection by a licensed home inspector prior to putting the home on the market can really help. It shows potential buyers that you care enough to insure that your home is in the best shape it can possibly be in and it gives you a competitive advantage over other homes on the market.

Why should I have my home inspected before putting it up for sale?

Owning and maintaining a home is a significant responsibility. All of us live busy lives. We often take a reactionary approach to maintenance by only addresses things once they break.  Therefore, understanding the condition of your home is not as easy as you would think. Even though you live in a home, there may be things going on with your home that you are not aware of especially on the outside. Things such as deteriorating chimney and flashings, rotten wood or low soil grade could be major red flags on the buyer’s home inspection.

A professional home inspection will identify issues that need to be addressed so you can have the opportunity to fix them before you put the home up for sale.

What if my home is in great condition?

If your home is in good condition, let’s prove it!  A detailed home inspection report from a 3rd party expert is exactly what you need to get your home sold fast. It can contain positive and informative comments to confirm your home’s condition. Your listing agent can upload this report into MLS so buyers can see it in advance.  This will drive more phone calls and showings. It’s a great selling tool.

A Pre-Listing Inspection is a wise decision for all sellers.

Much like a buyer’s inspection, a seller’s inspection, also called a Pre-listing Inspection, is a visual examination of your homes systems, mechanicals and structure. Everything from top to bottom, inside and out is inspected to ensure that it is in proper working order. Any fire hazards, safety or health risks, defects, damage or deferred maintenance issues will be noted in a comprehensive easy to understand home inspection report.

You get to find out what is “wrong” with your home before putting it on the market. This gives you a chance to make it “right”.  You can have the repairs done on your own schedule. When a problem isn’t found until the buyer has a home inspection performed, the deal you have worked so hard to get and waited so long for, may fall apart unless you act quickly to get the repairs done. Or even worse, you may have to lower the purchase price of your home in order to keep the deal moving. In either case, you’ll almost certainly have more headaches and spend more money than if you’d known about the problem before hand and had it repaired before negotiations began. You could save yourself thousands of dollars by simply being able to take your time and shop around to get competitive bids from contractors rather than being forced into paying for a rush job at the last minute. When a buyer comes along, the home will have fewer red flags and you’ll have less to worry about.

Having a pre-listing home inspection done is the best way to help facilitate a quick and smooth sale of your home.

 

Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection

  1. Helps you to know the condition of your home so you can price it right and decide whether or not to make repairs.
  2. It’s a great marketing tool. Your home can be marketed as “Pre-inspected”. Your realtor can upload the inspection report on MLS and also display a copy of the report in the home for buyers to see. This gives you a competitive advantage over other homes on the market.
  3. Gives you the opportunity to make necessary repairs in advance before the buyer comes.
  4. Saves you money by giving you time to shop around and get multiple contractor bids so you can have repairs done at the best possible price.

The missed opportunity to manage repairs up front can be far more costly. In a buyers’ market, sellers are getting bombarded by repair negotiations that could have easily been pre-empted by having made the necessary repairs or providing full disclosure up front.

  1. Gives you peace of mind and confidence during the selling process.
  2. Allows you to sell your home for the highest possible price because your home will be in the best condition.
  3. Allows you to be up front with the buyer about your homes condition.  Buyers will be able to see this information before they write an offer. Therefore, these pre-disclosed items should not be a deal breaker.
  4. Reduces surprises that can come up with the buyer’s home inspection.
  5. Minimizes the chances of the buyer attempting to re-negotiate the purchase price after their home inspection.

There are 2 points at which price negotiations can occur in the home buying process. Most people only think only of negotiations during the offer/counter offer phase, but negotiation also occurs after the home inspection. The home inspection is a pivotal point as the buyer must decide, based on the defects that were found, whether to continue with the purchase of the home or walk away altogether. This can be an overwhelming time for both the buyer and seller. By having your home pre-inspected, you are able to remove one whole phase of the negotiation and be confident that the buyer you hoped for will continue forward with purchasing your home.

 

  1. Prevents deals from falling apart due to the home inspection findings.
  2. Increases your chances of getting an offer where the sale is not contingent upon a home inspection.
  3. Eliminates time wasted from having your home “off the market” with an accepted offer that ends up being cancelled later for inspection issues.

 

Advantages for the buyer

  1. Know the condition the home before making an offer.
  2. Buyer is more likely to not have the sale contingent upon a home inspection.
  3. Save money by not have to get another inspection.
  4. Confidence that the home they decided on is in good condition.
  5. Confidence that they can get FHA financing.

Sure, the buyer might not accept your inspection report and could choose to still have your home inspected. But, the items found, if any, should not amount to much and will be far easier to deal with.

 

How much does it cost?

The cost of a home inspection ranges from $250 to $400 depending on the size of the home.

Size of Home Price
Less than 1000 sq ft $300
1000 to 1500 sq ft $325
1500 to 2000 sq ft $350
2000 to 2500 sq ft $375
Over 2500 sq ft Contact Me
Radon Inspection ala carte $150
Radon Inspection with home inspection $100
Lead Inspection $75

How long will it take?

A professional home inspection typically takes 3 hours depending on the size of the house.  At the end of the inspection, you will receive a detailed easy to read report.

What types of properties do you inspect?

  • Single Family Homes
  • Two-Family homes
  • Multi-family apartment buildings
  • Mixed Use buildings (residential and commercial combined)
  • Condominiums

Pre-Listing Home Inspection MORE MONEY, LESS STRESS, MORE SAVINGS!

  •  More money on the sale of your house. When you make the necessary repairs, your home will be in better condition, therefore, you can list it for a higher price. Also, there is less chance of the buyer attempting to re-negotiate the purchase price down after the home inspection.
  • Less stress regarding the buyer’s home inspection. No wondering if defects will be found that will kill the deal.
  • More savings on the cost of repairs because you’ll have more time to shop around and compare estimates.  You will also receive $50 off your next home inspection.

A pre-listing inspection is a good investment. It could save you money and help you sell your home faster.