Pre-listing Inspection

An inspection with Mountain View Home Inspections will provide you with greater knowledge, negotiating power and peace of mind about your sale.

Are you selling your home in the greater Portland Metro area? Let us inspect it before you even list it. A Pre-Listing Inspected home allows you, the seller, to confirm that there are no major systems in need of immediate repair or replacement and no known safety hazards.

Selling a home can be stressful, and you don’t want to be surprised by anything a buyer’s inspector finds. Get the maximum value for your home and stay in control of any needed repairs by gaining knowledge about your home’s condition before you list.

Pre-inspected and ready! 

A Pre-Listing Inspection informs you of any defects or problems with your home so that you can address them before prospective buyers discover them. You can then:

  • take the time you need to obtain reasonable repair estimates
  • show prospective buyers that you are dealing in good faith
  • avoid 11th-hour negotiations and delays
  • justify your full asking price by having your home pre-inspected now.

The Convenience & Potential Money Savings of Pre-Listing Inspections

A pre-listing inspection is a wise choice especially if you need to sell your house within a certain time frame. For example, if you skip the pre-listing inspection and wait until the potential buyer orders their inspection of the home, and it comes out with a checklist of items needing repair, you may then need to hire a contractor and have repairs made. In some cases, you may need to get all that work done before the home can close, and this can be difficult to accomplish in a timely fashion. If you get the pre-listing inspection, and discover that a repair is needed, you will have the time to shop and hire fair value contractors. Essentially, a lot of time and money can be saved by being prepared!

Improve Negotiations & Closing Time with a Pre-Listing Inspection

By making the effort to have your home inspected before listing, you show the buyer that you care that the home is ready and that you care about a simple transaction. There is something great about not having any red flags come up after you initially agree on a price.

If you’ve got your pre-listing inspection report, you can say up front, “We did this and this and this. We’re choosing not to do this and this.” So, it’s a gesture of good faith.

If you know the state of the home and repairs, you can negotiate on your terms. (The more common procedure is to settle on a price, get an inspection and then wait for the buyer to ask for repairs or a repair credit.) It’s better to know up front and negotiate a price before you’re locked into a closing deadline.