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.
Our Buyer’s Pre-Purchase Home Inspections include:
- roof, vents, flashing and trim;
- gutters and downspouts;
- skylight, chimney, and other roof penetrations;
- decks, stoops, porches, walkways and railings;
- eaves, soffit and fascia;
- grading and drainage;
- basement, foundation and crawlspace;
- water penetration and foundation movement;
- heating system;
- cooling system;
- main water shut-off valves;
- water heating system;
- interior plumbing fixtures and faucets;
- drainage sump pump with accessible float;
- electrical service line and meter box;
- main disconnect and service amperage;
- electrical panels, breakers and fuses;
- grounding and bonding;
- GFCIs and AFCIs;
- fireplace damper door and hearth;
- insulation and ventilation;
- garage doors, safety sensors and openers;
- and much more!
Review our Standards of Practice at www.nachi.org/sop.htm for complete details.
We do recommend that our clients attend the inspection.
A complete easy-to-read report along with digital photos will be available within 24 hours of inspection.
FREE UPON REQUEST WITH EVERY HOME INSPECTION:
- Free Home Energy Report, a $100 value that could potentially save you thousands on utility costs
Check out a sample report here: http://energytool.nachi.org/my-report/191bf16g-2d2i48h7
- Free home maintenance book, “Now That You’ve Had a Home Inspection” that will guide you through the systems of a typical house, how they work, and how to maintain them.
- RecallChek Report