Having a Home Inspection BEFORE you put your home up for Sale – Provides the Best Protection a small amount of money can buy
In this day and age when there is twenty times the amount of houses on the market than buyers, more aggressive steps must be taken.
Many of the contracted homes that are for sale end up back on the market. This is due to the buyer’s home inspection report and the fact that there are so many homes on the market. The buyers will then move on in search of a home with fewer problems. Many home inspectors kill the sale because they are not qualified or want to charge for another home inspection for the next house. Many real estate agents that represent the seller do not get involved in explaining how to prepare the home for a sale. Ultimately what happens with all of the above, the home sits on the market and the price has to be reduced to attract new perspective buyers.
Here is what we propose
If you the seller were to have a presale home inspection prior to your prospective buyer’s home inspection, then you would have the advantage of being aware of all or most of the issues that the buyer’s inspector will uncover.
You as the seller will now have the opportunity to repair any deficiencies (if you are inclined to) or disclaim them on your disclosure statement.
If you do not want to repair anything then we can assist you in determining a fair dollar amount that you would give back at the closing to repair some of the issues. I say some of the repairs because the buyer’s are purchasing a used house not a new one. This will greatly reduce the buyer’s ability to break the contract and also reduce the chances of you having to reduce the price if the sale falls through and your house is put back on the market. A seller’s presale home inspection is becoming more and more common place. Making a few repairs or giving back some money at the closing is cheaper than having to reduce the price if the sale falls through.
When we perform a home inspection for a buyer it usually takes about 2-1/2 to 3 hours for an average size home.
- For a seller’s pre sale inspection it will also take 2-1/2 to 3 hours.
- You will receive a 10 page report at the end of the inspection.
- During the inspection process you will be present and we will go over every item and discuss the best way to handle it.
- We are also well qualified to discuss and point out the issues that will make your home show better to a perspective buyer.
- We will help you dispute the buyer’s inspection report if need be.
- On the other hand if your buyer already has had an inspection done on your home and it is causing you problems we can be your second opinion.
We have been in business for 15 years. We are state license and insured. We have been in the construction business for many years. Our inspection company is rated in the top ten companies out of the 700 home inspection companies in New Jersey.
Any home inspection company charges a buyer approximately $400.00 or more for an average size home.
A presale (peace of mind) inspection costs $195.00 for an average size home. We charge this nominal fee because we will build a relationship with you and then you will be happy to refer us.
This is our guarantee.