Pre Listing Inspection Ottawa & Gatineau
Homeowners looking to sell their house quickly can get their home inspected to increase the likelihood of selling their home faster.
Our pre-listing home inspection services put our clients in control of the negotiation process. Being transparent with buyers also helps our clients stand out and get multiple offers for their property.
A third-party’s unbiased opinion will put a new light on your home. You can see the defects that might not have been so obvious before but have the potential to become a liability when you list your home in the market.
Get a Pre-Listing Home Inspection In Ottawa and Gatineau
We have been offering pre-listing home inspection services in Ottawa since 2014 and have helped numerous homeowners sell their property at their desired price.
We are certified by the International Associations of Certified Home Inspectors (InterNACHI). Our experience extends beyond home inspections. We have over 18 years of experience in architecture, thermography, interior design, building engineering, and consulting. This experience has made us highly efficient at locating defects that compromise your home’s integrity or may cause trouble later on.
A single inspection will produce tons of insights into the condition of your home. Additionally, we will prepare an inspection report for you that will detail all the defects, their implications, and the time frame in which they will need to be fixed. The home inspection report includes images and will be delivered within 48 hours once the inspection is completed or the inspection is free.
This report can act as marketing material for your house. You can go over the details with your prospects and help them better understand all the aspects of the deal.
The prospects will respect you for your transparency and diligence, and for the same reason, the deal will move forward quicker.
A clean pre-listing report will justify the higher prices, and buyers will willingly pay the extra cost for the convenience that comes with buying your property.
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What’s Covered in the Pre-Listing Home Inspection?
The inspection will cover all the visible and accessible components and systems on your property.
The home inspection will last 3-4 hours. While onsite, we will go over every inch of your home including:
- Windows and doors
- Electric panels
- Electric wires
- Electric systems
- Plumbing systems
- HVAC system
- Air filters
- And more
The inspections will reveal all the physical and health hazards presented by the house to its occupants. For example, loose guard railings and floating decks can create a falling hazard when frost heaving occurs. The hazard might not be so obvious, and only a thorough home inspection can reveal it.
Missing antioxidants on aluminum stranded wires are another example that can create a fire hazard in the house. Though, a person without knowledge of oxidation in aluminum wires could never anticipate this hazard’s presence.
Leaking roofs could promote mold growth. People might miss the mold growth if it’s still in a developing stage and has affected an infrequently visited area, such as the basement and the attic. If left unattended for a long time, the spores can spread through the house and reduce air quality and create a health hazard.
And if you want to get an even more detailed report about insulation, plumbing, and electrical issues, you can use our thermal inspection services. It’s a non-invasive way that uses thermal imaging to detect temperature differences to identify issues that are invisible to the naked eye.
Our job is to educate you about the present and potential problems with your home so that you can make sensible decisions in your and your prospect’s favour.
We will provide you with an easy-to-read report that you can access anywhere, on any device. The file will be available on cloud storage for seven years. You can easily access, navigate, and the report and share the inspection report with clients without depending on our help.
Our inspection reports have color photographs with the location of the defects so that you can easily locate them in the house at a moment’s notice. Additional to the findings, we will provide general information of the property and a description of the components, and systems in your house.
Need for Pre-Listing Home Inspections
Selling a home can be a lengthy process. Meeting with potential buyers, giving them a house tour, answering their queries, and negotiating the price is stress-inducing. Some prospective buyers might not find the house suitable for their needs, and others might find the price too high.
Even a lot of haggling with buyers might not result in something positive. People can bring up defects and issues with your house in hopes of a concession in the price. And sometimes, these issues might not even be real.
It’s even possible that potential buyers might hire home inspectors who bring up issues that are too trivial to be a deal-breaker yet give cold feet to buyers. The negative experience can make buyers question whether they are charging too high for their property.
Getting a pre-listing home inspection will let you skip all this trouble. After the inspection, you will have the exact knowledge about the deficiencies in your house that can become an object of the prospects’ disapproval.
We will guide you in making the necessary improvements to your house. These improvements will increase your property’s value and ensure the safety of the new buyers. No buyer’s remorse for your prospects will mean peace of mind for both you and the buyer.
In case the defects are too minor and you don’t want to make the repairs yourself, you can make the buyer aware of those defects and adjust the price of the house. Prospects will be more receptive if you stay transparent and want to compensate them for their inconvenience.
Contact Us for Pre-Listing Home Inspections in Ottawa
Our inspectors will be happy to go over the benefits of home inspections in detail and guide you through the entire process.
We believe in developing a long-term relationship with our clients, which is why we always strive to provide exceptional customer service to both our present and past clients. Should you need any assistance in the future, we are always open to hearing from you.
You can schedule the inspection according to your convenience. Contact us today to discuss your requirements or get a quote.