Move-in Certified Seller’s Home Inspection

pre saleIt is generally estimated that 40 – 50% of all homes in the resale market have at least one significant defect, and almost all homes need some maintenance and repair work. A Move-in Certified Sellers Home Inspection can alert you to problems that could make a potential sale difficult. Fixing the problems in a home before listing not only makes the property more attractive and desirable, it also simplifies the negotiation process when the time comes for the buyer’s pre-purchase home inspection. In many cases, the buyer will waive inspection condition due to the fact that Move-in Certified Sellers Home Inspection was carried out. Here is helpful information for real estate agents or home sellers.

Common areas with potential issues are:

  • Improper lot grading and resultant basement water penetration
  • Roofing issues
  • Windows and doors that need new caulking and weather-stripping.
  • Furnace/Water heater issues
  • Bathroom caulk or grout that is crumbling and needs replacement to prevent seepage and improve appearance.
  • Looking after even minor problems can improve a prospective buyer’s impression of the home.
  • Safety improvements (Smoke and CO detectors, GFI, railing, ARC)