Having a pre-listing home inspection before you sell can have many financial advantages and streamline the process. It allows you to make any necessary repairs or maintenance so you can sell your home with confidence knowing you have done your part as an honest homeowner.
What is a pre-listing home inspection?
This service is generally the same as a pre-purchase home inspection and will include a thorough visual investigation of the home's readily accessible features, major systems and their components such as structure, foundation, roof, interior, exterior, heating, and ventilation system, electrical, plumbing and more.
Why get a pre-listing home inspection?
The first and foremost reason for getting a pre-listing home inspection is simply to have a professional assess the true condition of your house. One of the biggest stressors when selling a home is that the buyer will hire a home inspector and find something that could potentially kill the sale. A pre-listing inspection gets ahead of the issue and gives full power to the current homeowner.
Secondly, it simply just minimizes stress. Not knowing means not being in control. Hiring a home inspector for a pre-listing home inspection puts the control into the homeowner's hands. Selling your home is never easy and always stressful but fortunately simply hiring a home inspector can relieve a good amount of that stress.
What is included in a pre-listing home inspection?
A pre-listing home inspection includes a thorough checkup and analysis of the home’s major systems, accessible features, and important components such as the foundation, the roof, structure, interior, exterior, HVAC systems, plumbing, electrical, and much more. The purpose of these inspections is to discover red flags and potential issues that should either be addressed right away or issues that should be addressed in the future.
Does a pre-listing home inspection include thermal imaging?
A pre-listing inspection does not include a full thermal imaging scan of the property. However, an infrared camera may be used for localized diagnostic purposes at the inspector's discretion.
A summary presentation with the aid of digital images will be conducted after the conclusion of the inspection. An electronic home inspection report including digital images will be provided within 24hrs to 48hrs of inspection.