Because it makes sense. In California, as a property seller, you have disclosure responsibilities. Obtaining a pre-listing series of inspections, such as a Pest – WDO (Wood Destroying Organism) can aid in fulfilling those responsibilities.
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A Pre-Listing Inspection will help identify issues that the seller may, or may not know about, like leakage in their crawl space, roof damage, insect or wood destroying organism infestation and many more.
When issues are discovered during a Pre-Listing Inspection, the seller can either have them fixed ahead of putting the home on the market or choose to disclose the issues to potential buyers. Either choice will help the home sell faster because it will prevent the buyer and seller from becoming entangled in long negotiations after the buyer’s full home inspection.
A Pre-Listing Inspection can help a seller price properly given the condition and other factors. When issues are “discovered” during a buyer’s home inspection, the buyer will want a correction to price to cover the costs of repairs. In general, buyers tend to significantly overestimate the costs of these repairs, and the seller loses far more money than he or she would have paid to have completed the repairs before listing the home. The seller can potentially save themselves thousands of dollars by making the repairs identified in their Pre-Listing Inspection ahead of time.
A pre-listing inspection is “the ultimate gesture in forthrightness on the part of the seller.” By disclosing any issues in advance, the buyers can feel confident they are making a deal with a trustworthy person who is not trying to hide anything. A Pre-Listing Inspection gives buyers access to information about the home that they would not have received otherwise. It allows buyers to understand the full scope and condition of the home they intend to buy, giving them the ability to make an informed and educated decision.
A pre-listing home inspection is a service that all home sellers should explore. The journey of closing a deal can be a long and tedious one and this proactive approach is a wise move that puts you ahead of the game while ensuring a win-win outcome for you and the buyer. Not to mention, it can save you thousands of dollars in the long run.
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