a luxury house with sold post outside - Xcellence Inspection Services - Pre-Listing Inspection ChicagoPre-listing Inspection Chicago is something that has been discussed in the home inspection and real estate business for many years. Resisted at first by nearly every real estate agent and seller this timing of having a home inspection done is beginning to gain traction. There are definitely positives and concerns with having your home inspected before listing it for sale.

The main advantage to a potential home seller for getting their home inspected is to be forewarned of potential buyer concerns. No one knows for certain what issues a buyer will be concerned with since buyers come from all sorts of backgrounds and handyman experience levels. Pre-Listing Inspection Chicago gives the seller a heads up warning for what issues are present in the home. With this list, the seller can now decide which things to have repaired. The sellers with their listing real estate agents can decide which items from the report are more likely to be a concern for a home buyer. These items can range from serious foundation issues, electrical concerns in the electric panel to minor safety things like a lack of outlet covers to keep small fingers safe.

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Lower repair costs is another advantage to the home seller who had their home pre-inspected. With the inspection completed and the list of repair items in hand, the seller has the advantage of not being under time pressures by a potential buyer to get things repaired fast and at top dollar. The owner of the home has time to either fix the issues themselves or find a handyman who is reasonably priced. Both of these options save the seller money.

An inspection of the home paid for by the seller or the listing agent providing information on the pre-sale condition of the home. This inspection could uncover issues that might otherwise compromise a sale and gives the seller the information they need to fix or correct issues before putting the home on the market.

Many home sellers are concerned that Pre-Listing inspection Chicago will reveal flaws in their home that they will be obligated to disclose during a sale. In actuality, however, the majority of pre-listing inspections only turn up minor flaws in homes that can be easily corrected. In the rare case that a pre-listing inspection lists a major item to be repaired, it is important to keep in mind that the pre-purchase inspection that the potential buyer would pay for would discover the same problem. At that point, however, a buyer could use the information to walk away from the sale. In most cases, pre-listing inspections turn out to be a great selling point for the homeowner.


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