Home Seller's Inspection
If you're like
most home sellers, you have probably lived in your home for more than
5 years. It is in these last 5 years some major changes have occurred
in the sale process
of a home
- Sellers Disclosure.
The biggest change is the requirements of providing a "SELLERS DISCLOSURE." You
the home owner must list all the known defects in the home.
- Home Inspectors.
The home inspector is usually hired by the Buyer and arrives at your property
after a contract is negotiated to inspect and list any defects, questionable
areas, upgrade suggestions and maintenance.
When significant problems are found by the Home Inspector the buyer
Either way your house is back on the market and the problem is still
there for the next
buyer to find.
- terminate the contract.
- or ask for inflated amounts to have the problem fixed.
- or be so alarmed by the defect found, will terminate the contract
without giving you the chance to fix it.
The problem is the timing of the home inspection.
The trend is changing, and Sellers are having a home inspection at the time
of their listing in order to repair or determine the condition of their home
and to use it as a sales tool. A Seller's inspection will virtually eliminate
all the hassles and blown deals inspections cause when the Buyer brings their
inspector. It gives the leverage back to the Seller.
- No more renegotiations after the home inspection.
- No more alarmed buyers when the home inspector finds a problem.
- No more does the Seller have to deal with inflated repair estimates
that costs him or her money.
- No more countless hours and dollars in energy to get a contract
that is "blown out of the water" by surprise defects.
- Above all, a Seller's Inspection is the ultimate gesture of full
disclosure and will help protect the Seller.
How easy is selling a house with a Seller's Inspection?
If a seller's inspection is performed and significant damage or defects are
found. there will be disappointment, but no hysteria or regret. No deal about
to go sour. The agent will discuss the problems with the Seller and will
determine if this listing is "AS IS" with full disclosure, or if
any repairs need correcting to expedite the sale. The Seller then corrects
any problem areas, and calls for a reinspection of the home. The home inspector
returns a clean report. Next, a Buyer enters a contract agreement with the
Seller. The Buyer will choose to trust the home inspection or will have another.
No major problems should be found by the second inspection. The deal coasts
downhill to closing. Everyone is happy.
Use the Seller's Inspection as an Internet sales tool!!
With HomeGauge Services, your inspection report can be displayed over the Internet!
We will provide you with a link address that you can give your Real Estate
Agent or use it at another listing service. When prospective buyers see your
listing on the web, they can view your report instantly. You can also have
the home inspector return to approve of any repairs you made. The items will
be cleaned up or removed from the report and a revised report will be placed
with your listing.