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Pre Listing Inspection

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 As a certified home inspector, Home Check Systems, Inc. has over 40 years of experience. Having performed over 30,000 residential home inspections in Naples, and through out Lee and Collier counties as well as surrounding areas, you can have peace of mind knowing your home inspection is being performed quickly, thoroughly and professionally.

Home Check Systems, Inc. performs licensed home inspection services for new homes, older home renovations, commercial property inspections, infrared camera services, real estate and property inspections and so much more. All inspection are performed under the standards of practice for ASHI, NACHI, Certified Master Inspector (CMI) and their respective code of ethics. We perform under the guidelines set forth and recommended by the local Boards of Realtors and the Inspection Addendum to the standard sales contract.

We provide services for buyers ensuring peace of mind for one of the largest purchases or investments they will ever make. Having an inspection ahead of time highlight areas of concern, if any, so you can make an informed decision and reduce the rise in your purchase.

Home Check Systems, Inc. also provides home and property inspection services to sellers who want to be proactive and bring more value to their sellers. By providing your buyers an inspection report and listing your home as Move-In Certified® by an lnterNACHI or ASHI inspector, you build credibility and assure the buyer of what you are offering for sale and raise the resale potential.

WHETHER YOU’RE BUYING OR SELLING A HOME, A REALTOR INTERESTED IN A PROPERTY, OR YOU SIMPLY WANT TO MAKE SURE YOUR FAMILY IS SAFE IN YOUR CURRENT HOME, HOME CHECK SYSTEMS, INC. IS YOUR SAFEST BET! 

 

CHINESE DRYWALL

The term “Chinese drywall” generally refers to defective drywall manufactured in China and and used in the United States in the manufacture of homes. Chemical emissions with the smell of rotten eggs interacted with copper in wiring, piping and other air conditioning coils, turning them black and powdery. Additionally, homeowners reported a variety of symptoms from respiratory problems to chronic headaches. The use of Chinese drywall as dramatically increased as a result of hurricanes to hit the U.S. Gulf Coast in 2004 and 2005 as well as the housing boom leading up to that time period. The emissions and symptoms related to Chinese drywall have been shown to be worse in warm, humid climates like those in Southwest Florida.

REAL ESTATE AGENTS

As home buying and selling professionals, real estate agents want to provide the best service to all their clients. You want to ensure the smoothest transaction possible for your clients. But every situation is different and every property is unique. This can open you up to liability if something is missed when walking through the home, or worse, covered up by the seller. Read about the 9 ways you can limit your liability as an agent and avoid issues that could come up without an inspection or with a less-than-professional home inspector. Whether your a buyer’s agent or seller’s agent, having a qualified professional property inspection gives you peace of mind and goes a long way towards that smooth transaction that will have your clients raving about you!

PRE LISTING INSPECTION

1. it allows the seller to make repairs before listing the home  If a Seller has a pre listing inspection, he/she will then be aware of every issue present in the home and can make repairs. ( If desired )   If the seller chooses not to make the repairs, he list them in the disclosure to fully inform the potential Buyer. It also gives the seller more leverage during negotiations because he/she will not be unprepared. 

2. Ensures a smoother, more efficient transaction  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 make the home sell faster because it will prevent the Buyer and seller from becoming entangled in long negotiations after the Buyer has an inspection. Because the issues have been disclosed ahead of time, the buyer will not be surprised by anything and will be less likely to walk away or demand a lower price for the home.

3. Helps the Seller and his/her agent more accurately price the home  Sellers who do decide to make repairs or who come up with a clean home inspection can ask for more accurate listing Price.

4. Saves the Seller money  When issues are discovered during a buyer-initiated home inspection, the Buyer and seller will enter into negotiations to determine who will 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/she would have paid to have completed the repairs before listing the home. 

5. Makes the Seller more trustworthy  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. 

PRE LISTING INSPECTION´S BENEFIT REAL ESTATE AGENTS

1. Helps market the home When a pre-listing inspection reveals no issues, real estate agents can use it as a marketing tool to help sell the home.

2. Helps the Sellers appreciate them – and it may even legally protect them  The Foundation of Real Estate Associates explained that real estate agents are obligated to act in the best interest of their clients, and failing to at least discuss the option for a pre-listing inspection with them is not doing so. If clients lose time and money that could have been saved with a pre-listing inspection, they may blame the agent for not telling them about the possibility. Conversely, Sellers will appreciate an agent who takes the time to discuss every possible option. ( Discussing pre-listing inspections with a client may even protect the agent from being sued for failing to act in the client’s best interest.)

3. Helps with a smoother broker Deal  When a buyer and seller enter into negotiations following the buyer’s home inspection, the Real Estate agent generally has to figure out repair estimates and schedule repairs in a very short amount of time. A pre-listing inspection will eliminate this last-minute rush as buyers, sellers and agents will be aware of issues far in advance of these negotiations. As a result, the deal will go more smoothly and is more likely to be completed.  A pre-listing inspection might cost the seller a few hundred dollars, but it could save him or her thousands. Even more, it will save the Seller tons of time and stress, and help as well the agent provide the best possible customer service.