Pre-listing home inspections are something that has been discussed in the home inspection and real estate industry for several decades.

Resisted initially by just about any realtor and vendor this time of owning a home inspection performed is starting to get traction. There are advantages and pitfalls with getting your home inspected before listing it on the market. You can choose a personal inspector for the best home inspection.

What Does a Home Inspector Look For?

The main advantage to a potential home seller for getting their home inspected is to be forewarned of potential buyer concerns. No one knows for certain what issues a buyer will be concerned with since buyers come from all sorts of backgrounds and handyman experience levels.

 A pre-listing inspection gives the seller a heads up warning for what issues are present in the home. With this list the seller can now decide which things to have repaired.

The sellers with their listing real estate agents can decide which items from the report are more likely to be a concern for a home buyer.

These items can range from serious foundation issues, electrical concerns in the electric panel to minor safety things like a lack of outlet covers to keep small fingers safe.

Lower repair costs is another advantage to the home seller who had their home pre-inspected.

With the inspection completed and the list of repair items in hand, the seller has the advantage of not being under time pressures by a potential buyer to get things repaired fast and at top dollar.