Pre-Listing Home Inspections For Toronto & The Surrounding Areas
Pre-listing inspection (Sellers inspection) are becoming more popular because they eliminate the pitfalls and hassles associated with waiting for a buyer’s home inspection. Waiting to schedule the inspection until after a pre-purchase offer is made, reduces the efficiency of selling a property. Pre-listing inspections are conducted before the property is listed, they increase the efficiency of selling a property & are a more sophisticated approach. A hard copy of the report is left at the property for all interested partied to review, while viewing the property. An electronic version of the report is also put online & made available to all interested parties to view before or after viewing the property. In the auto market, certified/inspected pre-owned vehicles sell for more. So why not have a property pre-inspected. Why let the buyer’s inspector influence your deal! In our experience pre-listing inspections greatly increase the efficiency of the selling process & it can attract a higher selling price. Listing realtors should recommend the use of pre-listing inspections to all their sellers.
Advantages to the Seller & the Listing Realtor:
- The seller can schedule the inspections at the seller’s convenience.
- Interruptions to the seller are minimized as the seller does not have to have several buyers, realtors & inspectors roaming through their property for several hours at a time.
- The seller & the realtor, do not have to be at the mercy of a buyer’s inspection.
- It may alert the seller to any items of immediate concern, e.g. attic mold or unsafe electrical wiring etc.….
- The seller can review the pre-listing inspection report & have any incorrect information corrected before the report is made public.
- It can help the seller & the listing realtor, realistically price the home if problems exist.
- If the report is clean it can help the seller & the listing realtor substantiate a higher asking price.
- It can reveal problems ahead of time, which if corrected can make the property show better.
- The report relieves the seller/ realtor of having to hurriedly procure repair estimates or schedule repairs.
- Permits the seller & the listing realtor to attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report.
- Removes over-inflated buyer-procured estimates from the negotiation table.
- It may alert the seller/realtor to any immediate safety issues, before potential purchasers view the property.
- It provides a third-party, unbiased opinion to offer to potential buyers.
- A pre-listing inspection encourages buyers to waive the inspection contingency.
- A clean inspection report, can be used by the seller/relator as a marketing tool.
- The availability of an online pre-listing report can entice more potential buyers to visit the property.
- Deals are less likely to fall apart, the way they can, when buyer’s inspections unexpectedly reveal last-minute problems.
- A pre-listing inspection minimizes 11th-hour re-negotiations.
- A pre-listing inspection can give the buyer the confidence to make a higher offer for the property.
The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.
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