All too often Sellers overlook the importance of having a Pre-Listing inspection for fear of the findings,
The only way to effectively remove such fears is to have a pre-listing inspection, this is very important:
+ An inspector’s findings are not required disclosed by TREC as long as discovered defects/repairs have been corrected prior to the official listing.
The Seller inspection is a:
- one visit inspection if no defects/repairs are found.
- two visit inspection if defects/repairs are found, the initial visit to perform a complete inspection, the follow-up visit to review the defect/repair items initially discovered.
Reasons for pay the small amount for a Pre-listing inspection:
- In a highly competitive seller market, the most proactive sellers win the game.
- Many buyers have 2 or 3 potential homes and have the sellers unknowingly duel each other.
- Most buyers want a move-in ready purchase; they do not desire to haggle over repairs, they want turn-key!
- As a seller, you want to remove as many objections as you can; repairs (even small ones) = objections.
Go here to view Seller inspection information.
Rules regarding Pre-listing inspections:
- Pre-listing means before a home is officially listed
- Any defect/repair items discovered after a home is listed must by law be disclosed, however the same items discovered before the home is listed are shielded from this default requirement as long as the items are repaired and reviewed by the inspector as acceptable for sale.