Move-In Certified Home Seller Inspection

Here are some advantages of having your home Move-In Certified™ with a seller inspection before you list it:

  • It may prompt the buyer to waive their own inspection contingency.  And even if they don’t, a Seller Inspection means you won’t be in for any surprises.
  • You can schedule your inspection at your own convenience, rather than accommodate a buyer and his inspector.
  • You can assist your inspector during the inspection, which is something not normally done during a buyer’s inspection.
  • A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection may alert you to any immediate concerns, such a broken pressure-relief valve or an active termite infestation.
  • The Seller Inspection:
    • allows you to take the time to shop for competitively priced contractors to make repairs, rather than making rushed decisions to get things fixed in a hurry;
    • lets you attach repair estimates or paid invoices to the inspection report; and
    • removes over-inflated buyer-procured repair estimates from the negotiating table.
  • Move-In Certified™ yard signs, free from Sandusky Bay Inspections LLC, will attract potential buyers touring homes in your neighborhood.

A Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection is the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on your part.

There are other distinct advantages of having a Move-In Certified™ Seller Inspection report:

  • You’re given the opportunity to dispute any misstatements in the inspection report before it’s distributed to real estate agents and prospective buyers.
  • The report provides an unbiased, third-party, professional opinion about the condition of the home to potential buyers.
  • The report may encourage the buyer to waive his own inspection contingency, so the deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspection reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
  • The report can be hosted on www.FetchReport.com, which can be used as an effective marketing tool.
  • The report can help you realistically price the home if problems exist.
  • The report can help you substantiate a higher asking price if problems don’t exist or have been corrected.
  • The report may relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions and concerns before he walks away from an otherwise great deal.
  • The report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

Read this article that explains some of the reasons it’s a good idea to have your home pre-inspected: 8 Unexpected Factors That Can Threaten Your Home Sale.

Eventually, your buyers are going to conduct an inspection. You may as well know what they are going to find by getting there first.  Having an inspection performed ahead of time helps in many other ways, such as:

Never hire an inspector who is not a member of InterNACHI, which provides the most trusted and rigorous training for inspectors in the industry.

Copies of the inspection report, along with receipts for any repairs, should be made available to potential buyers.