TYPES OF HOME INSPECTIONS
Getting ready to put your home on the market? At Colorado Professional Inspections, we’ve been providing pre-listing home inspections in Northern Colorado for nearly 20 years.
Inspection of a home prior to sale can help you sell it easier, faster, and more profitably. We'll create a valuable Condition Report for you.
Here Are 10 Reasons to Have Your Home Inspected BEFORE It Gets Put On The Market:
1. Helps buyers feel immediately more comfortable with the property.
2. Increases the home buyer's perceived value of the property.
3. Gives the sellers the opportunity to eliminate certain defects and get radon test before the buyer's arrive.
4. Allows the sellers more affordable repair opportunities
5. Market the home in the most positive light.
6. Reduces the likelihood that buyers will hire their own inspector.
7. Reduces the likelihood of costly surprises being found by a buyer's inspector after the sellers thought they had a firm offer.
8. Virtually eliminates emotionally and financially draining re-negotiations.
9. Increases the likelihood that serious offers will turn into closings.
10. Reduces the buyer's negotiating leverage regarding the existing property conditions.
WHY GET A PRE-LISTING INSPECTION?
A Pre-Listing Home Inspection can help identify repairs that need to be made, put prospective buyers at ease, and give you a clearer idea of what your home is worth. It may even allow you to save money at the negotiating table!
There’s no better way for sellers to demonstrate that they are honest, forthright and prepared to negotiate in good faith than by investing in a pre-listing home inspection.
Buyer’s inspections are usually done at the wrong time for everyone. They are hard on the seller, buyer, agents, and home inspector. That’s a strong statement. Typically, home inspections happen shortly after the purchase terms are agreed to in the sales contract. This is the worst time as the seller’s disclosure may not have been supplied, and the buyer has very little time to research their choice of home inspector.
Some Home Inspectors provide poor quality work because of time constraints. Defects aren’t properly prioritized and documented, resulting in reports that lack perspective, and that frequently overemphasize minor defects. The sheer volume of mundane wear and tear defects can make an otherwise average house appear to be a money pit wherein seller’s don’t get to catch up on deferred maintenance.
Don't let this happen to you!
CONSIDER THESE SCENARIOS
1.The buyer and seller have just negotiated until they bled.
2. Buyer’s remorse is about to rear its ugly head.
3. We find out what’s wrong with the house and how to fix it all, really fast.
4. Chances are, repair bids will be over priced and inaccurate.
5. Emotions are at their highest at this point in the transaction.
What could possibly go wrong? 2nd round of negotiations, or contract termination!
NOW CONSIDER ANOTHER SCENARIO:
The seller gets a Pre-Listing Home Inspection.
1. The pre-listing inspection report details the condition of the house with a prioritized list of defects.
2. The seller gets several competitive bids on the defects.
3. The seller chooses to repair some of the defects using the most competitive repair bids and has a reasonable amount of time to complete the repairs.
4. The rest of the defects and their costs are disclosed to potential buyers and built into the listing price.
5. Buyers make purchase offers knowing that there won’t be a second negotiation.
6. Buyers can still hire their own inspector or choose to consult with the pre-listing inspector. Either way, there are no surprises, the sale moves smoothly, and the buyer has a higher level of trust for the seller which is better for all involved in the transaction.