Home Sellers

Get Inspected Before Listing

If you're selling your home, having the property inspected before it goes on the market is a valuable tool to help sell your home.

If you're selling your home, having the property inspected before it goes on the market is a great idea because it offers several advantages, including:

  1. Buyers will better understand the condition of the home they're considering buying. Although you may think that having this information could scare potential buyers away, in our experience the opposite is true. When the home inspection comes at the conditional offer stage, many buyers are surprised by the results and want to renegotiate the price, or are discouraged from buying the home. With all the information available at the beginning of the process, the transaction can move more smoothly and there's less likely to be an 11th-hour renegotiation.
  2. You can decide whether to make any improvements to the home to help it sell more quickly and for more money. Similarly, you can choose to reflect the condition of the home in the asking price. Either way, the home is likely to be more appealing to more buyers, and to sell more easily.
  3. You get to choose the inspector, reducing the chances of having a qualified buyer scared off by an alarmist inspector.
    Pre-listing inspections are becoming one of our most requested services! Performing an inspection before a home is listed is a valuable tool to help sell your home.

Benefits for Home Sellers

There are many benefits for having an inspection done before listing your home, including:

  • Your home may sell faster.
  • Eliminate having buyers walk away because they think there is a problem with the house.
  • Avoid renegotiating based on an inspector's findings.
  • Reduce confusion where an inspector has raised an issue that isn't a big problem.
  • No parade of inspectors through your home before a multiple-offer situation.
  • Resolve any differences of opinion before the house goes on the market.
  • Decide if you want to fix any problems identified or recognize existing issues and reflect them in the purchase price. That way, potential problems won't be used as a negotiating tool against you

Move-in Certified

What Is Move-in Certified?

Move-in Certified is an inspection that is performed for the seller of the property. The seller then resolves any major issues or safety concerns that the inspection may uncover. The seller then certifies the property to the best of their knowledge that any major problems, maintenance issues, or safety concerns have been addressed. They then can place the "Move-in Certified" yard sign out with the realtor's "For Sale" sign to help draw attention to the property and show potential buyers of this certification.

The worst problem for sellers and realtors is when the buyers inspection uncovers significant problems that the buyer wants repaired before purchasing the property. The most expensive repairs are those that need done at the last minute, or the buyer will want to have the price lowered using inflated estimates during negotiations. "Move-in Certified" virtually eliminates this problem.

Major Advantages To Move In Certified
  • Sellers can schedule the inspection at their convenience
  • Sellers can price their home more realistically if problems exist
  • Once problems are corrected, a higher asking price can be substantiated
  • Find out about problems ahead of time to make the home show better, shop for competitive prices for repairs, attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report, and remove over inflated buyer procured estimates from the negotiation table
  • Find out about immediate safety concerns before visitors tour the home
  • Provides a 3rd party unbiased opinion for potential buyers
  • Move-in Certified yard signs attract potential buyers
  • Ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the seller's part
  • Relieve a prospective buyer's unfounded suspicions before they walk away
  • Less contentious negotiations and 11th hour renegotiations
  • Might encourage the buyer to waive the inspection contingency
  • May provide full disclosure protection from future legal claims
What Happens After the Inspection?

If any major issues or safety concerns are uncovered, a "Pre-Inspected" sign will go in the yard and a re-inspection of the corrected items will be required within 60 days, then, if corrected the "Move-in Certified" sign will be provided. If the seller decides they do not want to fix any of the problems and sell it "As Is", we will still provide a "Pre-Inspected" sign to help draw attention to the property as long as the seller agrees to make the inspection report available to potential buyers.

It's easy to book an inspection with us.

Simply call our office and we'll be happy to set an appointment that fits your schedule. Our office is open from 8AM to 8PM Sunday through Saturday. If you're calling after hours, please leave a message and we'll get back to you within 12 hours.

To book online, check our Book Inspection page for more information.

Prairie Building Inspections Ltd.
Box 285
Clavet, SK, Canada
S0K 0Y0
Telephone: +1 306 380 3786
E-mail: neil@prairiebuildinginspections.com

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