Realtor info on the seller’s inspection program

Use the Seller’s Inspection as an Internet sales tool!!
Our Seller’s inspection report enables the real estate agent to create a “Hot Link” at their web site listing that will take the prospective buyer straight to the home inspection report with no diversions. The report is written in HTML and can be viewed over the Internet instantly. See a sample real estate listing with a “Seller’s Inspection” link.

A Seller’s inspection will virtually eliminate all the hassles a buyers inspection causes:

  1. No more renegotiations.
  2. No more deals that fall through when the Buyer’s home inspector finds a problem.
  3. No more does the Seller have to deal with inflated cost estimates that costs him or her money.
  4. No more will the agent spend countless hours and dollars in energy and advertising to get a contract that is “blown out of the water” by surprise defects.

Knowing what defects are present at the initial listing creates enormous benefits:

  1. It will allow the agent and the Seller to discuss what items should be fixed and what should not.
  2. It will substantiate your price, or may convince a Seller to rethink the asking price.
  3. It will be full disclosure protection for the Seller and agent.
  4. It will allow the Seller to shop around for the best price to repair (not an inflated price that a Buyer would use to make sure all is covered.
  5. It streamlines the process.

How easy is selling a house with a Seller’s Inspection?
After the listing is signed, a Seller’s inspection is performed. If significant damage or defects are found, there will be disappointment, but no hysteria or regret. No deal about to go sour. The agent will discuss the problems with the Seller and will determine if this listing is “AS IS” with full disclosure, or if any repairs need correcting to expedite the sale. The Seller then corrects any problem areas, and calls for a reinspection of the home. The home inspector returns, cleans up the report, and uploads the revised report to the internet for your web listing link . Next, a buyer enters a contract agreement with the Seller. The Buyer will choose to trust the home inspection or, will have another inspection performed. The transaction proceeds as planned. Everyone is happy.

Realtor info on seller’s home inspection FAQ

How can I explain to my seller that this is the best money he or she will spend to sell their home with the least stress, and the most savings?

  1. Explain that the future Buyer will bring a home inspector and will comb through their home and list defects or problems, which most likely will come with inflated estimates and cause renegotiation or anxiety.
  2. Ask them to visit our web site ( see the examples and info on why a Seller’s inspection is the best money ever spent.
  3. Explain that the report will be viewable on the internet attached to their listing with you. This will help sell the home more efficiently, increase interest and will stand out among other listings.
  4. Also, help them to realize their option to correct any problems, and have a reinspection to remove those problems that were corrected, and revise the report on the internet.
  5. Above all, a Seller’s Inspection is the ultimate gesture of full disclosure and will help protect them.

Are seller’s inspections just as thorough as a buyers inspection?
A home inspection is only as good as the home inspector. A thorough inspector who wants business, not lawsuits, will perform an unbiased inspection with integrity.

But my new listing is “clean” and has no problems so I do not need a Seller’s Inspection?
It is great that your listing has no problems so lets prove it by uploading the clean report to the Home Check web site, add the link to your listings, and get that house sold fast fast fast!

Is the home inspection transferable from the Seller to the Buyer?
The home inspection should reveal the condition of the home at the time it was inspected. Components and materials age and can fail at any time. The information is naturally transferable to anyone who reads it. There is no warranty or guarantee and defect problems that are found will be there whether or not a home inspection was performed for the Seller or the Buyer. If the listing ages before the buyer comes along, the buyer can elect to have a fresh inspection at the normal cost. A reinspect is only to inspect any items that were repaired.

The Report samples you have look great, but some areas in the examples show damage to certain areas of the home. How can this be a good thing to show on the web with my listing?
Excellent question. Quite frankly, in some cases, it might not be a good thing to show. But why wait until you spend countless hours to bring a buyer, who in turn brings a home inspector. Then discover the damage and face all the negatives of inflated estimates, losing the sale, and your time spent. Then start the process again with the legal and ethical duty to give full disclosure of the defects and consider repairing the items or adjusting your price.

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As soon as the Seller’s Inspection goes up, it is time to talk with your client. Only now, you and your client are at the best advantage point in the whole process. If there is significant damage or a major defect you both know something has to give. Either the price or repairs. This will save you and your client a big heartache of discovering there is a problem after you found the client their new dream home and they have begun packing. Once your client makes the necessary repairs the home inspector can return and send a new report with clean pictures and comments. Now, your client’s deal is better prepared to close!

The above steps are for when there is significant damage or a major defect found. However, when the home is clean, showing only normal adjustments for a door or a window, or typical items found on most homes, the report will be a magnificent selling tool. When a Buyer is intrigued about a home they’re looking to buy, a main reservation is wondering the condition of the home. By seeing the report right then, may produce a phone call for more info instead of clicking to the next ad. It’s a great sales tool if the home checks out! And if the home needs repairs, then why not fix them on your client’s terms and not the Buyer’s. Then, smooth sailing!

What’s my next step?
Give Home Check a call or simply schedule an inspection by going to our scheduling and prices page!

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Call your client and tell him or her to visit our site! You can also provide us with your client’s name and contact info and we will call him or her and use your name as a warm referral.

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