Many sellers might not realize that they have the option to get a pre-listing home inspection, and usually those who do know, tend to opt-out of getting one. Which is understandable, having a home inspection that they pay for themselves before ever putting their house on the market can seem like a tough decision to make! But it’s one that should not be avoided.
In general, the home buyer adds the completion of a successful home inspection as a contingency to an offer on a home. Once they are ready to buyers conduct the inspection, they have the power to negotiate with the seller regarding who pays for any necessary repairs, and they even have the power to walk away from the deal altogether. Leaving you out hundreds of thousands of dollars, or back to the drawing board.
When sellers have a pre-listing home inspection, they can get ahead of issues a buyer might find in the home and reduce the likelihood a deal will fall through. A pre-listing inspection serves many benefits not only for the seller, but also for their agent.