you fall into one of these categories?
|You are considering the sale of your home but
have not listed it yet.
|You have your home listed for sale but it has
|Your home is under contract and the home
inspection is scheduled.
|Your home has been inspected by a home
inspector and you are a very unhappy person and looking for help.
The first two positions will be dealt with on
this page so simply proceed with the next section.
If you have sold your home and a home
inspection is scheduled click
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|So, you are selling your home.
Maybe you are handling it yourself, what we in the industry call a FSBO
(For Sale By Owner) or you've found a Realtor®
placing it all in the hands of professionals. Now you can
sit back and wait for Smooth Selling till the check arrives.
a home, no matter how you handle it, is like launching a sail boat into
the ocean. The launch is only the beginning of the adventure ahead. There
are several waves on this ocean that most Sellers and Realtors®
seem to overlook until later. I, for one, a North Carolina Licensed Home
Inspector. Then there's Radon, Wood Destroying Insects, and Structural
issues to mention a few. With over 30 years of construction experience, in
today's world, I am usually in the buyer's corner and may be your worst
nightmare come true, an expert hired gun. Issues with your home you never
have considered may come to light. After this wave swamps your boat you
will end up spending money to correct issues you didn't even realize
existed, reducing your price or worse be washed ashore with a dead deal.
Home Inspection will happen
want a smooth sell and are no longer willing to gamble on hidden problems,
unexpected repair costs or potential major disasters. Today’s smart
consumer demands better information for the largest long-term investment
of their life. A professional home inspection by a skilled home inspector
is a home buyers
best defense against pitfalls, costly repairs, inconvenience,
animosity, disappointment and their consequences.
about it, wouldn't you want me in your corner for the new home you
experience to date involves “Pre-Sale Inspections” which protects
the buyer usually at the expense of the seller and to the great dismay
and consternation of Realtors®.
is a better course to Sell!
consideration is now being given to “Pre-Listing Inspections”.
Properly used, this may accelerate the sale, generating a higher price. A
Home Inspection report could serve as a marketing tool while protecting
you and your Realtor® against pre-closing hassles.
not calm this angry sea by having me in your corner before you sale your
home instead of in the buyers corner after the fact? Have you ever been
involved in athletic competition or a pageant? What were the important
issues to consider becoming a winner? You had to be fit, prepared and
looking and performing at your best.
is different about this transaction? Is this not a competition? How many
homes are on the market in your neighborhood, your community and your
county? You are now in daily competition with 100's of other properties.
Which one will the buyer pick? How many out of shape, unprepared, homely
athletes or beauty queens do you see in those high paying ads? What chance
does your home have standing up to the competition? As the Boy Scouts of
America say, you must "be prepared". Are you prepared? Will your
home be a winner, another pre-closing hassle or a sunken ship?
Pre-listing Inspection, Report and Consultation for Smoother
Pre-listing inspection, Report and Consultation will make your listing
standout, Sell faster for the highest amount possible and go far in
eliminating pre-closing hassles.
Be objectively informed as to the real condition of your property
the opportunity for appropriate property repairs and enhancements for
maximum sales appeal and price.
wish to spend on repairs and enhancements? Have written documentation
of the condition of the property presentable for use in an “as is
compliance with disclosure requirements.
buyers will feel a greater peace of mind knowing an inspection was
conducted and the property is much less likely to have skeletons in
the closet. This peace of mind will help eliminate lengthy
negotiations and pre-closing hassles.
at top dollar
your home a competitive edge for smoother selling. Make sure it's in good
physical condition. A pre-listing home inspection is a prudent first step
in the process of selling your home. You must present the most saleable
property possible. A home inspection report will reveal the current
condition of your home and guide you toward enhancing the value and
marketability of your property.
half the resale homes on the market today have at least one significant
defect. Most home buyers don't want to invest a great deal of money
correcting problems in critical areas. If you have been putting off those
repairs, now is the time to make them.
problems in a home are minor and can be rectified inexpensively. You live
there and may overlook such shortcomings, but buyers focus on them. If the
perceived problems do not derail the sale, they provide grounds for price
pre-listing inspection enables you to attend to problems before the house
is put on the market and removes the questions for you and the home buyer
about the condition of your home. Buyers are positively influenced by a
professionally produced home inspection report, which improves the speed,
price, and likelihood of a sale.
may elect not to correct every defect reflected in the inspection report.
Instead, acknowledge the defects to buyer and explain that the asking
price has been adjusted to reflect the estimated cost of repairs. Such
candor tends to shorten negotiation time because buyers have fewer
objections that could foil the sale.
addition to facilitating the sale of a home, an inspection report helps
comply with full-disclosure laws. By focusing on the condition of the
property, the seller and Realtor® are less likely to overlook
a defect or material fact for which you later could be held liable. In
recent years, home buyers have been inclined to file law suits against
sellers and Realtors® involving allegations of
misrepresentation, negligence, and fraud.
judgments against sellers and Realtors® have been severe, even
when the omission of facts was unintentional.
with a detailed written report.
and improvement recommendations.
On site consolation during the inspection.
phone consultations as needed after the inspection.
on site consultations (if desired) at an hourly rate.
a competitive participant and Smoother Seller in the marketing of your
home. Insist on a "Pre-listing Inspection and Consultation"
costing from $250 for under 1600 square feet of heated area up to $500 +
depending on the size and age of your home.
back if not satisfied!
you are not completely satisfied (after reading our report) with the
service offered, either now or at any time following the inspection, I
will refund your money in full. No questions asked.
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