Over 85% of homebuyers request an inspection according to the U.S. General Accounting Office. Home inspections can reveal hidden flaws and potentially pricey repairs, so this statistic is not too surprising. A 5-Point Pre-Inspection completed prior to listing your home will reassure prospective buyers. Our professional home inspector will identify problems or potential problems with your home, such as leaks in the roof, possible water damage, remodeling efforts that don’t meet current building codes, and improperly grounded outlets. The home inspector will then prepare a written pre-inspection home report. You may also be provided with a list of recommended repairs. The home’s pre-inspection report can then be offered to a potential home buyer.
Reassure prospective buyers.
Even after several walk-throughs, buyers rarely know what issues may exist in a home. The possibility of hidden leaks in that adorable bungalow or faulty wiring lurking behind those faux-finished walls can be daunting. A 5-Point Pre-Inspection assures the buyer that no major surprises are in store. A potential home buyer might not waive a follow-up inspection, but will feel more comfortable about writing an offer with a pre-inspection completed.
What Does the 5-Point Pre-Inspection Cover?
- Roof – General conditions, skylights and flashings
- Exterior – General conditions of siding, sealants, grade and drainage
- Mechanical – Furnace, air-conditioner, water heater and water main shut-off
- Electrical – Main distribution panels and sub-panels
- Structural – Trusses, joists and foundation
The Certified Listing Program uses the best home inspection professionals in the business. Trained professional home inspectors will provide invaluable insight to confidently sell your home.