With a pre-listing inspection, the seller can address any issues before listing the home on the market. Taking care of concerns before listing a home increases the value of the home and helps it sell more quickly.

What is a Pre-Listing Inspection?

A pre-listing inspection is paid for by the seller before listing the home. The inspector will evaluate the home and provide a report detailing any concerns. Armed with this information, you can complete those repairs on your own or hire someone to do them.

The cost of a pre-listing inspection is minimal and holds plenty of value for a seller. It can help you list your home at the right price and correct defects that would scare away a potential buyer. An inspection also reduces the amount of time your home sits on the market before you get an offer. Buyers want a home that is well-maintained and move-in ready.

Order a Pre-Listing Inspection to Help the Deal Go Through

Often, sellers accept an offer from a buyer and are eager for the closing process to take place. However, that can end up getting delayed when the inspection reveals serious problems with the house. When these issues come up, they can prevent you from selling your home if you can’t come to an agreement with the buyer.

Get the Best Deal on Necessary Repairs

The pre-listing inspection gives you the time you need to get the best deal on repairs. It is less expensive to do it on your own, but that takes time. If you hire someone, you need to evaluate their credentials and wait until they can fit you into their schedule. If you have a deadline, it can cost you more to get the work completed on time, and you might not be able to hire your preferred contractor.

Buyers Want an Issue-Free Home

A potential buyer is investing a great deal of money to buy a home. They want reassurance that the place isn’t going to be a money pit. A favorable pre-listing inspection report may encourage them to make an offer on your home. It shows that you care about the place, you put forth the effort to maintain it, and the home is not in need of costly repairs.

Maryland Home Inspectors provides home inspection services, including pre-listing inspections, to the Washington DC and Baltimore areas. Contact us to schedule an appointment.