Traditionally, home inspections are requested by the prospective home buyer. Seller (or pre-listing) inspections are becoming increasingly popular. Having a pre-listing inspection of your home will allow you the opportunity to address any potential issues ahead of time.
Minimize market time by correcting problems, adjusting your sales price to reflect the FAIR costs of repairs, or provide information necessary to disclose the “as is” condition of your home. You may also want to include items such as radon tests and sewer scopes in your pre-listing inspection thus eliminating other question marks in the condition of your home.
Of course, if you are the prospective buyer home inspections including add-ons like radon testing are always a prudent decision. Even if the seller has had a recent pre-listing inspection lenders may still require another home inspection. Buyers will feel confident they know what they are purchasing when a home has been inspected by two independent inspectors, one the sellers and one the buyers.
Eliminate the surprise. Whether you are a buyer or seller, having a thorough home inspection from a competent home inspector will give you peace of mind when buying, and expedite a closing when selling.