The reports abound about a slow down in the real estate market. Homes are sitting on the market for longer periods of time, and sellers are finding that buyers are more concerned with the condition of the home. With more homes on the market to choose from, buyers can afford to walk away from a deal, if the conditions of the homes are not to their satisfaction.

How well do you know YOUR home? 

• Why wait for a buyer’s Home Inspector to uncover hidden problems, after you have already accepted an offer that could end up costing you thousands in a lower negotiated selling price? 

• A Professional Seller’s Pre-Listing Home Inspection can help you identify critical areas of concern up-front 

• You decide whether to perform repairs or disclose during initial negotiations

Pre-listing Home Inspection Benefits
There are many benefits to having your home inspected before listing. With a pre-listing inspection your home could sell faster and for more money without any renegotiations because results of the inspection will be presented ahead of time. Your potential buyer will be reassured about the condition of the home from the detailed inspection report. A pre-inspected listing will also give you the ability to fix any problems and deal with any issues ahead of time, so there won’t be any surprises. 

1. Home could sell faster!

2. Home could sell for more money! 

3. No more buyers walking away because they think there is a problem with the house. 

4. No deal-killing home inspector picking your home apart after the deal is done. 

5. No 11th hour renegotiations based on the inspector's findings. 

6. No helpless feelings that an inspector has raised an issue that is not a big problem. 

7. No more buyers getting cold feet when they find out the home is not perfect. 

8. It allows you to see your home through the eyes of a critical third-party. 

9. You have the time to get reasonably priced contractors or make the repairs yourself, if qualified. 

10. It may alert you of items of immediate personal concern, such as safety hazards or urprise defects that may need immediate attention. 

11.  It reduces your liability by adding professional supporting documentation to your disclosure statement. 

12. It may alert you to immediate safety issues (trip/fall hazards, etc.) before agents and visitors tour your home.

13. You choose the inspector based on reputation and credentials. 


Careful consideration of these points will help the seller see it is more of a benefit to inspect than not to inspect. More and more people are choosing to have a pre-listing home inspection in order to avoid the problems of killing the deal with surprises just before the sale goes through. This trend is becoming more popular and will increase rapidly as the marketplace feels the positive impact it is having. If you want to sell your home for more and get it done faster, then consider the benefits of a pre-listing home inspection today. Call Spencer Jarnagin Inspections today to discuss the benefits of a pre-listing inspection for your home.