Pre-listing home inspection
How a pre-listing inspection can help you sell your home faster and for more money.
Many sellers believe that a home inspection should be paid for by a potential buyer prior to the sale. In reality, buyer inspections often result in a reduced offer, and sometimes scare buyers off altogether. Pre-listing inspections set realistic expectations and prevent surprises that result in costly 11th hour re-negotiations.
“…home sellers are turning to new strategies to sell quickly and at the right price… hiring inspectors before they put their homes on the market.
“Liz Moore, an expert Real Estate broker and small business person of the year in Newport News, Va., says her firm pays for a pre-listing inspection for all her sellers. ‘It’s fair to say that is the reason our listings sell 30% faster than the market average,’ she says. And early anecdotal evidence suggests that inspected houses ‘consistently sell for a few thousand dollars more.”
— USA Today
“The buyer has the upper hand when they have an inspection,” says Coldwell Banker consumer specialist and agent Jessica Edwards. “If you are willing to do it ahead of time, you give the control back to the seller.”
A-Pro’s “Certified Pre-Owned Home” Program
A Certified Pre-Owned home is a trademarked concept provided by A-Pro since 1997. More than just a pre-listing home inspection, the purpose of this proven program is to provide actual security and value to the buyer of a property — and to give you, the seller, a marketable selling point in your listing.
Here’s how it works: the seller hires A-Pro to perform a pre-listing inspection. A-Pro completes the inspection, certifies it to the seller and guarantees the findings to the new buyer – thus, a Certified Pre-Owned home. The buyer no longer needs to pay for an inspection of their own, since they are already protected against the costs of unexpected repairs.
Since competitive Birmingham home inspection companies do NOT offer guarantees on their inspections, there is no need to hire them, since the home is now guaranteed for 120-days by A-Pro. How’s that for piece of mind!
9 Benefits of a Pre-Listing “Certified Pre-Owned Home”:
- Helps you accurately price the home, which reduces time on market
- Pre-Listings inspections is a proven concept to sell homes faster and for more money
- Prevents unexpected issues from delaying or derailing a sale later on
- The inspection is guaranteed to the new buyer
- Gives you time to get reasonable priced contractors or make repairs yourself
- A-Pro inspections highlight positive aspects of a home for added selling points
- Encourages buyer to waive inspection contingency (our guarantee passes to a buyer)
- It may alert you of items of immediate concern (e.g. structural problem, etc).
- Reduces liability by adding professional documentation to disclosure statement while passing liability to the insured inspector.
- Professional reports help your home stand out among other properties
- “Certified Pre-Owned Home” status provides a strong and marketable selling point in your MLS listing.
Any questions at all, just call our friendly Birmingham home inspection professionals at (205) 538-2425.