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No, typically I will do a walk through with them having them addres anything that can be seen with the naked eye before we start showing
John McCormack, CRS
John McCormack, CRS
It's a part of the initial conversation --- and prior to hitting the market and including it as part of the disclosure package that a buyer can review prior to submitting an offer.
John McCormack, CRS
Before it's on the market
Absolutely! In Austin, TX our market is HOT!! I don't want my Sellers to waste time negotiating repairs. Every day on the market that goes by is precious, and if a house is on the market for more than a month or in some cases, more than a week, buyer's agents and their buyers begin to believe there is something wrong with the property. It becomes tainted and lower offers are made.....Just because an inspection is done prior to listing, does not mean the Seller must make every repair. The Seller does have to disclose the items the Seller chooses not to repair, and price the house accordingly. I want to know what I am selling, and my Sellers see the merit in selling with eyes wide open prepared to meet any of the objections thrown at them during Buyer's inspection.
So, Yes! Pre-inspection assists in more accurate pricing of the home, helps with creating strategies for negotiation prior to hitting the market so time is not wasted.
Yes, the Buyer most likely will want to conduct their own inspection, but they also might want to save that money and use the existing inspection from the Seller. Once Seller corrects items the Buyer can pay to have the house re-inspected to insure the repairs have been done properly.
So far, I nor my clients have never experienced a problem by having a pre-inspection. I find there is a more positive outcome when there is Full Disclosure. It engenders trust, and confidence that the Seller is not trying to hide anything.
Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor - I do always ask them for pre-sale home inspection.
I advise them... but the majority do not listen.
For the most part, the one's I have done a pre-inspection for need to have a date with a bull dozer. - LOL.
I have done some very challenging properties. Still, when in doubt . . .
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The seller is supposed to disclose everything they know that is wrong with the house, right?
Unless the seller is committed to fixing everything the inspector finds, why would you do an inspection?
The buyer shouldn’t rely on the sellers’ inspection, they should do their own.
While there might be a rare reason to do so, in practice I think it is a bad idea.
Jill Murty, Realtor - ...
Laguna Niguel, CA
It's always a good idea but, in my experience, very few do.
Depends on the situation.
It would help identify the repairs needed or repairs that a buyer may ask for but I don't do it all the time. I do however ask for a termite inspection imediately after taking the listing.
Generally speaking, no.
It depends on the condition of the home from my experience.
It depends on how proactive the seller is as a homeowner. After the initial walk-through, I can ususally tell if the seller is proactive and has a high standard of maintenance, proactive but does little maintennace, or not interested and just wants the house sold for what it's worth. The proactive homeowner may raise concern for the repair process. In this case, I will go over options to make that phase of the transaction a little smoother for all parties invlved. This will include the option of a preliminary inspection.
I generally don't have them obtain one prior to listing. In Texas, the inspection is required to be disclosed. 100 inspectors could have 100 different findings. Therefore, it would give the Seller a false sense of security believing that they had taken care of every item, only to have a different inspector find a totally different set of deficiencies. I believe that the Seller's Disclosure about their home is more important. I do stress to them "over disclose". Disclose everything. If a pigeon has flown into the house and urinated: disclose. If you live in San Antonio, all Sellers have soil movement. Etc.
In Colorado, the inspection is the responsibility of the buyer. If the seller thinks they have issues with the main components of the home, I encourage them to have a professional inspect.
I always present this as an option. I think it is a wonderful idea but I have not had many take me up on this.
I've been in this business a while. If no real cause exists this step will be skipped. If the age of the roof is unknown, the underlayment is inspected for moisture as well as visual of metal soffit vents.
When the outside suggests neglect, as we all know, the inside will be neglected also. Even if sellers do not opt in for an inspection, my guy will do a critical evaluation of the biggies, so we both can stay in business.
To be frank, I really don't need an inspector to tell me the condition of the house. Not my first rodeo. If the seller is defiant to reality and rejects strategies for inspection issues.....this clearly suggest something else if in play. Knowing that, I know I must be prudent on defining success in the instance.
Yes, but they don't listen.
That is not a normal recommendation in our market.
I think it is a good idea and I do recommend it.
Sometimes yes, especially if I suspect there will be problems that need to be addressed.
Only if there some possible issues and we need to know the scale of damage.
Good morning Kristin. We flip homes on a regular basis, all come onto the market with all inspections already completed and available to the the potential buyers, no issue with them doing their own as well, but it sure does save a lot of time.
It depends upon the particular situation.
Sometimes. Always if there are likely problems with the property.
No. If there is some specific issue I feel needs addressing then I get them to address that issue, but I don't recommend a pre listing inspection
Cindy Jones did that, and she marketed it as a sort of Certified PreOwned Home - like the Lexus dealer does.
I don't, but I request them to fill out a seller's disclosure.
Usually not. The homes are in generally good condition. I do ask if they know of any problems and recommend they get those repaired first. Buyers in my area do not want to accept a seller home inspection and many don't even want to see it.
I don't. I talk with them and explain the disclosure. Suggesting they make any repairs before we list.
I don't, but I do suggest that they address any known issues before we go live on the market.
Not typically. I don't see a benefit unless there is an unrealistic seller.
Only if they think there might be something there. Generally no.
Only in some cases , usually older homes, or if many Harry Homeowner repairs have been done over the years.
Maybe if you are an out of town seller who hasn't seen his house for awhile, or has had tenants living there. It would help with the pricing, for one. Plus no nasty surprises.
I asked Roger, and he said 'generally no' Kristin Hamilton CA Realtor.