10 Ways a Realtor Can Benefit From a Pre-Listing Home Inspection

You may be familiar with a buyer’s home inspection as a box that must be checked in order to sell your house. However, a pre-listing home inspection is a tool that numerous sellers use to preemptively identify issues that a buyer may find. This is a proactive approach in preventing a potential deal from falling through. Here are 10 reasons why you should advise your seller’s to invest in a pre-listing home inspection.

  1. It enables real estate agents to market the home more effectively. Realtors are responsible for handling pricing and negotiations for your home. The pre-listing inspection helps to make all of this information more accurate, which in turn makes your job easier.
  2. It smooths negotiations between the buyer and seller. When everyone understands any issues that exist with the home, you can properly address them without tension.
  3. It helps Realtors understand the condition of the home. Knowledge is power, and the pre-listing inspection provides lots of information about the home you’re about to list.
  4. It allows home buyers to compare results between homes. Having information about the home inspection can enable home buyers to craft a more informed decision. 
  5. It helps you properly price your home. This is one of the most essential parts of the process and having your home priced correctly based on its condition will attract the right buyers.
  6. It improves buyer confidence. When buyers already know that you’ve addressed the existing issues in your home, they’ll be able to make an offer with confidence.
  7. It helps you avoid the need for renegotiation. If your buyer’s home inspection reveals any major issues, your initial offer could quickly dissolve into negotiations. Avoid this entirely by getting a pre-listing home inspection.
  8. It can ease the process with lenders. If lenders know that the home has already been inspected, it can give them increased confidence in the loan.
  9. It highlights your home’s assets. If your home is in good condition, your inspection can also showcase any upgrades you’ve made while living there (such as plumbing or HVAC systems).
  10.  It can make the process go faster. While you still have to go through a buyer’s home inspection, if you’ve fixed what the inspection would address, then you’ll pass with flying colors.


Me and my team at LAB Home Inspections hope you really enjoyed this article!


If you have specific questions about your home, or would like to schedule a home inspection, please contact Darren directly:

Darren Dawson, Certified Master Inspector (CMI)®

Myrtle Beach, SC

(352) 665- 9900

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