Listing Your Home? Here's Why You Should Get a Pre-Listing Inspection!

July 2, 2019

Did you know that over 90% of Buyer's will have a home inspector come in to inspect for structural problems, health and safety issues, deferred maintenance and other defects once they put an offer in on a home? The results of prospective Buyers' home inspections are also one of the main reasons contracts fall apart.


As a result, more and more homeowners are deciding to do a pre-listing inspection before their home ever goes on the market. This allows you, the homeowner, to have a thorough understanding about the condition of your home before putting it up for sale. 


Here are all the ways that a pre-listing inspection will help you sell your home quicker and for more money:


Reduces Your Stress

By getting a pre-listing inspection, you are able to help reduce stress when it comes to selling your home. You won't have to worry about what the Buyer's inspector will find when they do their inspection.


Allows you to fix problems 

When you know what issues your home has before putting your home on the market, you’re able to choose which ones to fix at a reasonable price and with a contractor that you trust! This will ensure that there isn’t a delay in the closing of your home or that you lose the sale.


Avoiding Cancelled Contracts

A pre-listing inspection will greatly reduce many of the renegotiations that happen after a Buyer's inspection is performed. Obvious and newly uncovered issues create doubts with Buyers about the soundness of a home and as a result, they may ask you for a significant price reduction to cover repairs.


Improving Buyer Confidence

When you’re able to show Buyers that your house has had a pre-listing inspection, it creates a sense of transparency and trust with them. Many Sellers choose to put out the pre-listing inspection report for Buyers to look at when they come to tour the home. This allows Buyers to  feel more comfortable when make an offer on your home.


At Jones-Warren, we’re ready to serve all of your home inspection needs! For more information, contact us at 205.607.0031 for Alabama, 404.793.3773 for Atlanta or email us at


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