We think pre-sale home inspections are great. Not as a substitute for an inspection by a buyer, but as a way for the seller to get an idea of what they really need to address, and even for them to address those items before listing the home. Then we encourage buyers to take a look at the pre-listing inspection, take a look at receipts for work that has been done, and then also have their own inspection done. It helps the seller not to be shocked by a laundry list of items that need work and it helps the buyer to know the seller cares about taking care of things and giving them a home that is in good shape. You see this a lot more often in Northern California than you do in SoCal, and it works well.