Home Sellers

The Affordable Advantage: 

Learn how to prepare your home prior to listing your home to maximize your asking price. By doing any repairs or replacing defects prior to listing, you can then list with peace of mind knowing that you will get top dollar for your property. I can offer you either a Pre-Listing Inspection or a Move-In Certified Inspection that provides a yard sign to attract potential buyers. Your report will be then hosted on www.FetchReport.com and can be used as a marketing tool.

Pre-listing Inspections

Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first. The author points out that having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways:

  • It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party. It helps you to price your home realistically.

  • It permits you to make repairs ahead of time so that … Defects won’t become negotiating stumbling blocks later.

  • There is no delay in obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit.

  • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified.

  • It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.

  • It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.

  • It may relieve prospect’s concerns and suspicions.

  • It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement.

  • Alerting you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.

Copies of the inspection report along with receipts for any repairs should be made available to potential buyers.

Advantages of selling a home Move-In Certified:

  • The seller can choose a certified InterNACHI inspector to inspect the home properly before the buyer’s inspector arrives.

  • The seller can schedule the inspections at the seller’s convenience.

  • It might alert the seller of any items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.

  • The seller can assist the inspector during the inspection, something normally not done during a buyer’s inspection.

  • The seller can have the inspector correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it is generated.

  • The report can help the seller realistically price the home if problems exist.

  • The report can help the seller substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.

  • A seller inspection reveals problems ahead of time which:

    • might make the home show better.

    • gives the seller time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.

    • permits the seller to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.

    • removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.

  • The report might alert the seller to any immediate safety issues found, before agents and visitors tour the home.

  • The report provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.

  • A seller inspection permits a clean home inspection report hosted on FetchReport.com to be used as a marketing tool.

  • Buyers can view your reports by typing in the address at www.moveincertified.com

  • Move In Certified yard signs attract potential buyers. 

  • A seller inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.

  • The report might relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.

  • A seller inspection lightens negotiations and 11th-hour renegotiations.

  • The report might encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.

  • The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection unexpectedly reveals a problem, last minute.

  • The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.