Educating Home Sellers, One Inspection at a Time

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For Sale By Owner (FSBO)

    Selling a home without a real estate professional can be a great way to save  money.  If the market is hot, you might not have to do a lot of work to close the sale.  If the market is slow, selling a home yourself can be a long process. There are many web sites you can visit that will give you valuable information and hints if your are selling your own home.

    Real estate professionals spend a lot of time and money marketing themselves and the properties they represent.  As a  FSBO seller, you will have to market your property. A Home Inspection Report is a great way to begin. 

    You want to sell your home quickly and realize the best price.  A seller's inspection will give you the information you need to accomplish this. I will inspect your property and provide you with a complete report.  If there are defects or maintenance issues, you will have the time to have repairs made at your convenience.  This is preferable because, when you are in a contract, there is a limited amount of time to have repairs made and you may not have time to shop for the best price for the work.  

    Eventually your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.

Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection:

  • 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.
  • It may alert you to immediate safety issues before agents and visitors tour your home.

More Benefits:

  • You can schedule the inspection at the your convenience.
  • It might alert you of any items of immediate personal concern, such as radon gas or active termite infestation.
  • You can assist the inspector during the inspection, something normally not done during a buyer's inspection.
  • You can have the inspector correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it is generated.
  • The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don't exist or have been corrected.
  • A seller's inspection reveals problems ahead of time which:
    • might make the home show better.
    • gives you the time to make repairs and shop for competitive contractors.
    • permits you to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
    • removes over-inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table.
  • A seller's inspection permits the home inspection report to be used as a marketing tool.
  • The report might relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions, before they walk away.
  • A seller's inspection lightens negotiations and last minute renegotiations.
  • The report may encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency in the contract.
  • The deal is less likely to fall apart when a buyer's inspection  unexpectedly reveals a problem at the last minute.
  • The report provides disclosure protection from future legal claims.

    Let me help you avoid the unexpected by providing a complete and thorough inspection and report, complete with photographs. 

Our 500 Point Inspection Includes:

  • Exterior: Foundation, Siding, Patios, Driveway, Sidewalks, Garage, Porches & Decks
  • Roofing: Shingles, Gutters, Down Spouts, Flashing, Roof Vents, Chimneys and Flues
  • Attic: Insulation, Ventilation, Interior Framing
  • Electrical: Service Capacity, Service Panels, Interior Wiring, Switches & Outlets
  • Heating: Condition and Age, Distribution Pipes & Ducts, Radiators, Thermostats
  • Cooling: Condition and Age, Compressor & Condenser Coils & Filters
  • Plumbing: Supply Lines, Interior Piping, Pressure, Drains, Fixtures, Water Heater
  • Basement: Foundation Walls, Joists, Posts, Beams and Flooring
  • Interior: Walls, Floors, Ceilings, Stairs, Bathrooms
  • Kitchen: Appliances, Cabinets, Exhaust Fan, Floor Covering

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Only home inspections performed by licensed inspectors are valid under a real estate contract.