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Patti OReilly, Real Estate Pro in Raleigh, NC

Are your seller's having the home inspected prior to listing?

Asked by Patti OReilly, Raleigh, NC Tue Apr 10, 2012

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Hi Patti,

I have a different approach to this. I have my sellers get a professional staging consultant and photographer to get their home ready to list. This costs them about the same thing as an inspection would, however the payoff is much better. A pre-inspected home may attract a certain type of buyer, but a good looking listing is going to attract most any buyer.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 17, 2012
Hi, I havre had sellers do this but it's really for the sellers good. Buyers are always going to do their own and may find things the sellers inspection doesn't. I always tell my sellers the less we give a buyer to gripe about the better. Doing these inspections are a great way to prepare for what may come.

Christopher Pagli
Licensed Associate Broker
Accredited Buyer Representative
William Raveis Legends Realty Group
0 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Apr 16, 2012
I highly recommend to my sellers and especially if the home is more than 10 years old. I think it relieves a lot of stress for the sellers. They know up front if there is a problem and they can get it fixed prior to putting the home on the market. I think Buyer's Agents should still highly recommend their buyer's do their own inspections.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 11, 2012
For my clients to get TOP dollar for there home, YES. A pre-inspection and Fix everything the inspector finds. and YES we make the inspection report avaible.

Makes a world of difference for a potential buyer, knowing the home has been pre-inspected.

0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Apr 11, 2012
No, I have never had a seller do it, but it is a great idea if you believe there might be some issues. It gives you the opportunity to correct any problems and saves the headache to re negotiate a contract and avoid having a contract fall through due to unexpected surprises!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Tue Apr 10, 2012
I have never had a seller do this in 24 years. I know we offer it as an option on the listing agreements but I have never seen anyone do it yet. I would think a buyer would still have an inspection of their own and all the nickle and dime stuff will come out at the second renegotiation after the inspection.
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