12 Reasons to do a Pre-Listing Inspection

PRE-LISTING INSPECTIONS

Many real estate brokers are recommending pre-listing inspections to their clients, here are some of the reasons:

  1. Your home may sell faster.
  2. Your home may sell for more money.
  3. No more buyers walking away because of a problem with the house.
  4. No more 11th-hour re-negotiations based on an inspector’s findings.
  5. No more helpless feelings that an inspector has raised an issue that is not a big problem.
  6. No more buyers getting cold feet when they find out the home is not perfect.
  7. No more buyers walking away because they don’t have time for an inspection.
  8. No more parade of inspectors through your home before a multiple-offer situation.
  9. You choose the inspector based on reputation and credentials.
  10. You resolve any differences of opinion about the house before it goes on the market.
  11. All homes have room for improvement. Disclosing the condition of the home allows you to reflect the condition in the listing price, rather than have to negotiate again later when the issues are discovered.
  12. You fix any conditions identified (if you choose to) or simply reflect it in the purchase price. This takes it off the table as a negotiating point against you.

Pre-Listing Inspection is The Future of Real Estate
Home inspections have traditionally been for the benefit of the purchaser; pre-inspected listings benefit all parties – purchasers, vendors and agents. Home inspections, performed as a condition of the offer, can kill deals. Sometimes this is because the purchaser gets cold feet, or there’s a big problem no one knew about.
Sometimes, the home inspector scares the purchasers by using alarmist communication when describing minor and typical problems. If the home inspection is performed before the house is listed, all parties will be aware of the condition of the house before an offer is drawn. There will be no surprises after the fact.

Manage Unrealistic Vendors
An inspection at the time of listing can also help an agent deal with a vendor who has unrealistic price expectations. As an impartial third party assessment, the inspection report can often help to provide a factual basis for why a house should be listed at a particular price. In addition, by investing in an inspection, the vendor’s motivation to actually sell the property is enhanced.

Repairs Prior to Sale
Sometimes, the home inspector will reveal items that should be repaired. A pre-listing inspection allows the vendor to repair any conditions prior to putting the house on the market. Another option is to reflect the condition in the asking price, thus eliminating a negotiating point against the seller.

Sometimes, the vendor may not agree with a part of the home inspector’s report. If there is a discrepancy, the MOSE inspector can discuss and explain the problem, resolving the issue before the house goes on the market.

Consistent Standards
MOSE Home Inspections performs home inspections to accepted Quebec Association of Home Inspectors (AIBQ) and the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI). These standards clearly state everything that will and will not be checked and reported on. This ensures a high level of consistency that you can depend on.

Speed up the Process
Home inspections, performed as a condition of the offer, can slow the momentum of the sales process. This is because of:

  • Time to book inspector.
  • Scheduling several hours of the buyer’s time to attend an inspection on short notice.
  • Possible renegotiations after the inspection.
  • Renegotiation

If all parties know the condition of the house prior to the offer, there is no basis for renegotiation. A vendor who pays for a home inspection is one step ahead. The whole process of selling the house is expedited.

Peace of Mind for the Purchaser
There is no doubt that part of the value of a home inspection is a guided tour of the house for the prospective purchaser. The inspection company can be hired to do a walk-through of the report with the purchaser, if requested.

Summary
We believe that the future of home inspections lies in the pre-inspected listings. Offers are cleaner and deals are less likely to be renegotiated or fall through. Pre-inspected listings afford purchasers, vendors and agents the information and protection they all deserve.

MOSE Home Inspection performs consistent, dependable inspection services to the national standards. MOSE inspectors are skilled communicators and report effectively and objectively without using alarmist communication.

Call Mose Home Inspections for any further questions about Pre-Listing Inspections:

514-426-1095

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Lay Chan Wee
Lay Chan Wee
01:19 31 Aug 21
I was impressed with the service provided by Rui Su. He was organized, explained in detail area that I am not familiar... with. He provided a good report. I will recommend him if you need home inspection.read more
Mary Jane Caro
Mary Jane Caro
14:25 27 Aug 21
I am always pleased to recommend Carol Mose from Mose Home Inspection Services to my clients who have had offers... accepted on residential real estate properties. She is knowledgeable, thorough, provides clear explanations, and delivers comprehensive reports.read more
Massimo Pannunzio
Massimo Pannunzio
22:05 25 Aug 21
Michael has got to be on of the best home inspectors in all of Quebec. It was amazing working with him and he had my... best interest at heart when making a life changing decision. He made sure I had all the answers and made it easy to work with him. I will be using Mose inspection for any moment that I need an inspection done that's for sure!read more
Amanda Lee
Amanda Lee
19:14 16 Jun 21
Amazing experience with Carol Mose who helped me with a pre-purchase inspection! She was very approachable and... observant, and informed me of all her first impressions on-site. This gave me greater understanding of any conditions as I was able to ask any quick questions on the spot. Her reports are the most thorough that I've seen and include diagrams to help explain what any physical signs mean and potential consequences. Could not have asked for a better inspector!read more
Maeghan Banks
Maeghan Banks
15:38 14 Jun 21
Carol was wonderful to work with for our pre-purchase inspection. She was professional, thorough and communicative,... taking the time to explain her findings as we went through the house. After the inspection, we felt we had clear knowledge of the condition of the house (both pros and cons), allowing us to move forward with the purchase with confidence. Highly recommend!read more
Ryan Chalupovitsch
Ryan Chalupovitsch
13:43 01 Jun 21
Carol Mose is the best home inspector in the business. Approachable and extremely knowledgeable. She did an... inspection for me and really took the time to explain her findings and help me understand the home I was looking to purchase. Cannot recommend her enough. Don’t hesitate.read more
Elisabeth Faure
Elisabeth Faure
21:16 29 Apr 21
This is the second time I have used MOSE, and they are always really amazing. Very nice, very professional. they came... to have a look at my roof and let me know if we were due for a repair - I was very satisfied with everything and would recommend them to anybody!read more
Hannah S
Hannah S
22:05 16 Apr 21
I had a great experience with Mose home inspection. My husband and I are first time homebuyers and so had a ton of... questions about the process. Everyone we talked with was really informative and helpful. Michael was our inspector and was phenomenal. The inspection was very thorough and he explained everything in detail with realistic next steps for us to take. We came out of the inspection feeling really informed. Plus, he is just an absolute delight! He had very contagious enthusiasm and made the inspection a really positive experience. Would highly recommend!read more
Gabriel Lukuc
Gabriel Lukuc
03:05 16 Apr 21
Michael was amazing. He took the time to explain to us what’s really important and the reasoning behind it. We’re not... very handy nor savvy when it comes to home construction so we really appreciate him taking the time to explain to us all aspects of the inspection. Also, Michael was friendly, professional and timely; he provided the report over a holiday and a weekend.read more
Stephanie Ballard
Stephanie Ballard
14:24 19 Mar 21
MOSE is the best in the business. Once again we were happy with their inspection services - they are professional,... friendly and knowledgeable. Would not hesitate to recommend to friends and family (and have)!read more
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18:27 10 Sep 20
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