HomeTeam Inspection Service Highlights Pre-Sale Inspection Benefits in Summer Real Estate Transactions

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Pre-sale inspections can benefit those preparing to sell homes this summer.

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There is a wealth of information available today on how to make a home attractive to potential buyers. Pre-sale inspections, commonly referred to as pre-listing inspections, are another example and are becoming an increasingly valuable tool for sellers and listing agents.

“A Pre-listing inspection is an inspection that is paid by and performed for the seller, but can really benefit everyone involved in the real estate transaction,” says Dick Green, local owner of HomeTeam Inspection Service.

Pre-listing inspections are not meant to replace the inspection done by the buyer or lender before they purchase a home, but are performed to give the seller a report on the present condition of the home and its components.

“There is an increasing amount of sellers investing in pre-listing inspections and being armed with this information can pay off big time,” says Green. “Many customers feel that they have received a great value from a pre-listing inspection.”

The benefits of a pre-listing inspection include:

Providing the seller with options
Identifying issues early on in the process allows the seller to choose which issues to address, allowing them ample time to shop for repairs and provide verification that any issues have been remedied, although they are not obligated to make these repairs.

Saving the seller and agent time and unneeded stress
Pre-listing inspections often alleviate negative inspection reports obtained by a potential buyer, reducing the likelihood that the buyer or lender's inspector discovers a major defect that may delay, or even terminate the deal. Finding out about potential problems with the home early can guide the appropriate course of action to prepare the house for sale.

Marketing the Property
Many real estate agents promote the fact the home has already had a pre-sale inspection which gives prospective buyers a higher opinion of the property.

About HomeTeam: For more than 20 years, HomeTeam Inspection Service has brought exceptional quality, value and dependability to the home inspection industry. HomeTeam franchisees work with homebuyers, home sellers and real estate professionals to service home inspection needs. For more information on HomeTeam Inspection Service, visit http://www.hometeam.com/kenora.

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