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Pre-Listing Inspection

Eventually your buyers are going to conduct a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection after their offer is accepted. You may as well get a head start in knowing what problems they may find, so you can be prepared for the home selling process. Having a Pre-Listing inspection performed ahead of time benefits the Seller as:

 

  • 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.
  • You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if you are qualified or willing.
  • It may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency.
  • It may relieve buying 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.

You can also benefit from simply offering certain items “as is”. Often, you can negotiate with a buyer to accept items in the current condition by stipulating that they are reflected in the purchase price. But that same buyer may walk away from the deal if the conditions come as a surprise, after an offer has already been made. If the home is inspected before the house goes on the market you will be aware of the condition of the house before an offer is made. There won’t be any surprises and the deal is far less likely to fall apart. It takes a lot of effort to get a sales agreement signed in the first place. If the inspection turns up problems, the buyer will want to negotiate a new deal and that second sales agreement is usually even harder to get done than the first one and could cost hundreds if not thousands of dollars.

 

By having pre-listing inspection done, you can identify problems early. Then either correct them or present them as is, assuring that the first offer you accept can move quickly and smoothly to closing without delays or costly surprises.

The Pre-listing Inspection is conducted in accordance with guidelines set forth in the Standards of Practice Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)(in Texas) and the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI)(TX and CO), and the Texas professional real estate inspectors association (TPREIA), and includes a thorough inspection of all major structural and mechanical components of a house. HomeWise Inspections PLLC’s full inspection includes:

 

  • Roof, vents, flashings, and trim
  • Gutters and downspouts
  • Skylight, chimney and other roof penetrations
  • Decks, stoops, porches, walkways, and railings
  • Eaves, soffit and fascia
  • Grading and drainage
  • Foundation and crawlspace
  • Water penetration/Intrusion
  • Foundation movement/Damage
  • Heating systems
  • Cooling systems
  • Main water shut off valves
  • Water heating system
  • Interior plumbing fixtures and faucets
  • Drainage sump pumps with accessible floats
  • Electrical service line and meter box
  • Main disconnect and service amperage
  • Electrical panels, breakers and fuses
  • Grounding and bonding
  • GFCIs and AFCIs
  • Fireplace damper door and hearth
  • Insulation and ventilation
  • Garage doors, safety sensors, and openers
  • Pools and spas*
  • Piers and bulk heads*
  • Sprinkler Systems*
  • Boat lifts*
  • Plumbing drain scope inspection*
  • And much more…

 

*extra charge applies

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