A higher percentage of Pre Inspected homes sell at or above asking price than those that are not. Homes that are Pre Inspected typically get more showings and more opportunity for the seller to choose from multiple offers.
Pre Inspecting a home also leads to a smoother, worry free transaction when selling the home. Including the inspection report in the listing generates an atmosphere of trust and removes the haggling over items found in the inspection as they are already in the open. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner. Most buyers of Pre Inspected homes do not have the home inspected.
Pre Listing inspections are very good for the homeowner who may not be in tune with the condition of their home. A great many sales are cancelled due to the buyer’s shock at the “functional condition” of the home. It may look great, but have serious technical, safety, or functional issues present without the owner’s knowledge. Having the home inspected prior to placing it on the market is the ideal way to identify and either repair or disclose the issue found in the Inspection Report. Obviously, repairing the items would be the most beneficial towards completing the sale. However, there may be financial reasons where the owner can’t make the repairs. Once again, disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often times produce a higher net sales price for the owner.