Identify the current issues in your house for your own benefit or to prepare the house for an eventual sale.  Knowing what is wrong or may be soon will help you to plan and make the right decisions. Mortgage lending rules have tightened up causing issues with houses not appraising for their value and unusual circumstances when discovered by the buyer during their inspection can kill the transaction very quickly.  A pre-listing inspection can set your home apart from the competition and help increase your home’s chances of selling since the prospective buyers will know that the home will:

  1. meet the appraisers and lender’s condition guidelines;
  2. not likely have any unforeseen issues arise in the buyer’s inspection that could derail the sale
  3. be consistent with what was told to the buyer to agree to the price that was contracted for.

There are a few issues with obtaining a pre-listing inspection that you should know about when making a decision to go forward.

1. Pre-listing inspections may not make you get the contract but they often can optimize the chances that the deal will go through.

2. If you get a prelisting inspection you this may affect the  requirements for disclosures of negative findings.

3. A pre-listing inspection won’t take the place of your buyer’s inspection.

You want the buyers to have the house inspected themselves so they can be sure that things are as they should be and so you won’t not be responsible for anything that was missed.
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