Making the decision to sell your home is a huge step, but once the decision is made to sell, then making your home marketable and maximizing your return on investment should be your number one goal.
Our Pre-Listing Inspection Program works with you, the seller, so that you can maximize your home’s value and your ROI (Return on Investment) through the sale of your home. After all, you are the one who made the payments, maintained the home and now deserves the equity profit at sale. The program is simple and straight forward, we will:
- Conduct a complete home inspection.
- Provide you with a preliminary report of our findings so that you can address issues.
- Re-inspect and provide a final written home inspection report, with color pictures in a binder for presentation.
- Remain available to consult with you or the buyer about the home or the inspection report through the completion of the sale.
WARNING: You may discover things about the house that you did not want to know. However, you will find out before a potential buyer’s home inspector scares them off with the information, and you have the protection of full disclosure. Having the home inspected before the first buyer shows up will allow the home to be sold for more money, reduce the cost of the needed repairs and minimize the frustration with the entire sales process.
We understand the emotional attachment you have to your home but you must be realistic about the home as well. No home is perfect and as soon as you realize that you are on your way to making your home more marketable. And remember, making your home the most marketable it can be should be your number one goal!
Potential home buyers want to purchase a home that is in tip-top shape, no matter the age of the home. That’s why having a Pre-Listing Inspection and repairing the items is beneficial in completing the sale. However, there may be reasons why repairs can’t be done. Disclosing them up front and pricing the home based upon that disclosure will often produce a higher net sales price.
Other reasons for a Pre-Listing Inspection:
Earn a higher profit from the sale! Having a home inspection before you put your house on the market will allow you to understand any current or potential problem areas with the home that can be resolved before the buyers arrive. Therefore, your home will be in better condition for viewing, making it more marketable and this will help you attain the maximum selling price for the home.
Spend less money fixing the house! Resolving problems prior to the buyer’s home inspection will save you money in two ways. First, when you know what needs to be repaired in advance of the sale you can obtain multiple bids for the work that needs to be done and select the best contractor at the best price. Secondly, the work can be done by the contractor in a time frame that fits his schedule as well thereby avoiding the “Rush Charges” to get the work completed.