5 Reasons Sellers Should Get a Pre-Inspection Before Listing

The tidier and problem-free your home is, the quicker it will sell. As a result, a pre-inspection of your home is necessary. A pre-inspection done by professionals allows the seller to know any faults that a potential buyer would most likely want to be repaired. If the seller knows what is wrong, they can fix it before listing it.reasons sellers should get a pre-inspection before listing

1. Knowing the condition of your home

A professional inspector will use their knowledge to know the potential defects in your house and will let you know sooner than later. They will then provide you with vital information to know when you are ready to market your property. When you have all the information about the house upfront, sellers avoid surprises during the selling process.

2. Get ahead of repairs

Controlling home repairs can save you more time, money, and stress than hiring a contractor on short notice to remedy a problem. Other concerns are not critical to the sale’s success, and in some circumstances, the new owners may choose to be in charge of their repairs. Pre-listing helps sellers work with their realtor to determine the best repair strategy for your scenario to get your home ready for sale.

3. Attract high paying buyers

By disclosing the findings of a pre-listing inspection, sellers might attract serious buyers aware of the home’s condition and the issues that come with ownership. The buyer’s interest in the house indicates that they want to move forward with the process, and the information offered by the sellers can help alleviate any concerns they may have.

4. Price your home accurately

The sellers will never want to scare away homebuyers by overpricing, and they will also not want to underquote and earn little money. Sellers can use the results of their pre-listing inspection report to determine the best balance price. In addition, if sellers are working with a realtor, the report can help them justify the home’s pricing.

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5. Reduced negotiations

You will have previously accounted for the condition of your home and worked with your real estate agent to manage the disclosures with a pre-listing inspection. When the buyer arrives to examine their home, you can avoid a lot of the typical negotiations. Repairs or concerns discovered by the inspector are the subjects of several talks. It will be easier for both parties to be on the same page as the transaction progresses if they get the information upfront.


In summary, a house buyer adds a successful home inspection as a contingency to a property purchase deal. Buyers have the power to negotiate with the seller over who pays for any necessary repairs after the inspection, and they even have the power to walk away from the deal. Sellers who undertake a pre-listing home inspection can anticipate difficulties that a buyer may discover and lessen the likelihood of a deal falling through.

The Gellman Team offers expert real estate services for Chesterfield, Clayton and all areas surrounding the St. Louis Real Estate area. 

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