Sellers Home Inspection

Do you know what an inspector hired by the potential buyers will find when they inspect your home?

This information is helpful in several ways. A presale inspection will eliminate last minute surprises that can cause the deal to fall apart. By accurately disclosing the property’s condition to potential buyers,  you will more likely receive realistic offers and the deal will close with fewer problems.

Properties with fewer unanswered questions will often sell faster. Surprises that arise after the buyer makes an offer often lead to delays and price renegotiation.

Almost all homes have defects that buyers will want the sellers to correct prior to the close of escrow. When you know those defects in advance, you can get repair estimates from contractors and provide that information to the buyers. You may wish to have some of the items repaired prior to listing the property for sale. A defect disclosure that is accompanied by a “cost to correct” provided by a reputable contractor can defuse a problem before it occurs. The unknown possible cost always appears more threatening and risky than a known expense.

The buyers may still wish to retain their own inspector to examine your property. I  prefer to meet the buyers and to explain my report to them personally. A written report alone may appear much more negative than a report which is explained personally by the inspector.

I have a special offer for anyone to whom you provide a copy of my inspection report. I will return to the property and describe our findings personally for a minimum fee of $125. The buyers usually pay this additional fee. I have found that buyers are more likely to feel confident about the information in my report once they have met the inspector, toured the property, and have had the opportunity to ask their own questions.

Full disclosure is always the best policy for all parties involved in a real estate transaction.

It is to your advantage to obtain a high-quality inspection on your property. An inadequate inspection provided by an inexperienced or untrained inspector can produce expensive problems for both you and your buyer.