A Pre-Listing Inspection is for homeowners who are planning to list their house on the market, but have not yet put it up for sale. Pre-listing inspections are typically done by the homeowner because they want to make sure that their home is in good condition.
What is a Pre-Listing Inspection?
A pre-listing inspection is the same as a buyer’s inspection, but it is done by the homeowner and not the buyer. The inspector will assess the home & its major systems to determine if the home has been well-maintained and that the home is in good condition to be put up for sale.
The majority of buyers choose to get a buyer’s inspection, so a pre-listing inspection is a good idea for homeowners, so that the buyer’s inspection doesn’t find any major defects that the owner didn’t know about.
Benefits of a Pre-Listing Inspection:
- Can reveal problems that the owner wasn’t aware of
- Is useful for comparing to the buyer’s inspection
- Allows the owner & realtor to properly price the home when listing
- Creates trust with potential buyers
- Increase market value