Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Pre-Listing Seller's Inspections by New Jersey Home Inspector Peter Bennett

Every Seller Should Have a Pre-listing Inspection and Here's why

The condition would have been identified by a professional home inspector. The seller could have retained a professional for further evaluation and repairs. The seller can then present a repair document for the buyer's review which would have reduced tension among parties, and streamlined the process.

This Monmouth County home is only three years old. The foundation has horizontal cracks located at the front wall.

Here Are A Few Of The Important Benefits Of Having The Home Inspected BEFORE It Gets Put On The Market:
1. Helps buyers feel immediately more comfortable with the property.
2. Increases the homebuyer's perceived value of the property.
3. Gives the seller the opportunity to eliminate certain defects before the buyer's arrive.
4. Allows the sellers the proper time to make any needed repairs in order to more effectively market the home in the most positive light.
5. Reduces the likelihood that buyers will hire their own inspector.
6. Reduces the likelihood of costly surprises being found by a buyer's inspector after the sellers thought they had a firm offer.
7. Virtually eliminates emotionally and financially draining renegotiations.
8. Increases the likelihood that serious offers will turn into closings.
9. Reduces the buyer's negotiating leverage regarding the existing property conditions.
So let's review the facts: Having the home inspected before the first buyer shows up will allow the home to be sold for more money, reduce the cost of the needed repairs, and minimize the frustration with the entire sales process. So where's the down side to getting a Pre-Listing Inspection?
Still Not Convinced? Do more research online, and invest in yourself with a pre-listing inspection. It will save you time and money. Contact me for a no obligation consulation.

Peter W. Bennett, Owner

Residential & Commercial Inspections

Infrared Thermal Imaging Services

(energy-loss survey)

(structural & insulation quality survey)

530 Prospect Avenue Little Silver, NJ 07739

Office 732-758-9887 Cell 732-245-9817

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