Why Sellers Need a Home Inspection

Benefits to the Seller:

  • Satisfies and enhances the disclosure process.
  • Help to prevent future lawsuits.
  • Makes the house more attractive and marketable to buyers.  It clearly demonstrates to the buyer and Realtors® that the seller is motivated and committed to selling.
  • Addresses the property’s condition in a proactive manner.  This allows the seller to replace or repair defective items in a more controlled, relaxed manner and not under the pressure of appending sale.
  • Listing inspections keep defects in perspective.  The seller can repair a couple of missing outlet covers or a reverse polarity plug for under $20 before the home is put on the market.  A buyer who sees this on their home inspection starts thinking in terms of $250 credits.
  • Decreases the likelihood of a sale falling through because potential contingencies are known and dealt with up front.
  • Gives the seller and their Realtor® more control over the selling process.
  • Removes one area of negotiation from the sale – unknown property conditions.

 Benefits to the Buyer:

  • Provides peace of mind that they are working with a committed seller and Realtor®.
  • Eliminates property condition surprises.
  • Reduces the need for lengthy negotiations.
  • Helps assure fair market value and price
  • Eliminates cost of having to obtain an inspection.