Hey there, Ivaylo Stoyanov here from the Stoyanov Group and in this video we will talk about why you should get a pre-home inspection before listing your home on the market. When people think about home inspections many people think of the buyers doing a home inspection to ensure that the home they are buying is up to their standard and to be aware of any possible issues.

So what does this have to do with you if you are the seller? As sellers you never want to be caught off guard with something wrong in your home especially after you have accepted a deal conditional based on inspection. Many buyers will come back and either turn away from the deal or ask for ridiculous price reductions based on findings in the home inspection. In many cases these situations can be avoided by the seller doing a pre home inspection before they go on the market.

Lets take a look at an example. What do you see in this picture? If you are like most people you see a white baseboard. During a pre home inspection your inspector will go through your home with a thermal camera looking for any moisture that cannot be seen with the naked eye and even though you just see a white baseboard, with a thermal camera this is what the inspector will see. When you take off the baseboard this is what it looks like from behind. As you can see these are the kind of problems that we don't want the buyer's inspector to see as it can be very alarming to the buyers and they could throw away the deal.

In these situations we have two choices, which are to either fix the problem before we go on market or disclose the problem and get a professional quote for how much it would cost to fix it. How does this help you as the seller? Fixing the problem before the buyers know about it gives everyone peace of mind that there are no further problems. If you know about the problem and decide to get a quote, it gives you piece of mind that the buyer is not asking for a substantially bigger price decrease than it would cost to fix the problem. Also in many cases if the seller presents the pre home inspection report to the buyers, the buyers will not put an inspection condition in the offer making it a more appealing offer to the sellers.

If you are a seller a pre home inspection will being you peace of mind knowing that there will not be unknown problems that will arise at the wrong time and ruin your full experience and the entire sale of your home.          

I hope this was of value to you and if you have any further questions regarding pre home inspections don't hesitate to reach out. As always, if you are anybody you know is looking for a great realtor, GIVE ME A CALL, I would love to help.     

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