Pre-Listing Inspection

Have a new listing? You want your clients house to be ready for the scrutiny of potential buyers. You certainly do not want contracts on your clients home to fall through because of potential unknown issues.  Here are three reasons to have VSW inspect your home prior to putting that For Sale sign in the front yard:

  • Identify defects and make repairs ahead of time. By identifying possible defects early on, the seller is in a position to handle repairs prior to listing, making the listing more attractive and the property more “sell-able” This may mean more money to the seller and a faster sale. Making repairs ahead of time will limit objections over defects during the negotiations. If the the seller elects not to repair certain defects that turn up in the inspection, you will need to disclose those items to potential buyers.
  • Aid as a pricing tool. Having a completed inspection report from our company will help you arrive at a realistic listing price. If you find out, for example, that the HVAC system shows significant wear and tear and will need to be replaced before the next winter season, you should take that into consideration when pricing the home.
  • Provide a feeling of confidence to potential buyers. With a clean inspection in hand after viewing a property, potential buyers may feel more comfortable in moving ahead with an offer. When a buyer can see there are no major defects in the property to be addressed, it is easier for them to determine how much they can comfortably spend on the house.

We complete a comprehensive inspection of the building and grounds the same way as for a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection that includes: Roofing, Attic, Fascias, Soffits, Siding, Structure, Interior finishes, Electrical System, Plumbing System, Heating and Cooling Systems, Basement, Drainage, Grading, Sidewalks, Patios, Driveway, Appliances, and much more.

Next, we include our recommendations regarding which items we suggest that the seller correct and what other things they can do based on our experience to make the house more marketable to hopefully achieve a higher sales price.

Now you can feel confident in a smooth sales transaction without the worry of the dreaded repair request and ensuing negotiations.