The first thing to do is to get your home inspected by an unbiased third-party inspection company that has no gain or loss whether the house sale or not. The goal of this third-party inspection company is that if the future buyer request to have his own home inspection, that his inspector doesn’t find anything of importance that wasn’t already part of your report. Click here to book an inspection.
Once your house is inspected, the inspector will email you the inspection report where you will learn the state of your house, what isn’t working, need repairs or near the end of its service life. It will give you the opportunity to get a few things repaired that could have made the sale of the house difficult or simply adjust the price later on at the selling stage.
The inspector will upload a digital version of the inspection report on your report hosting and sales boosting system called PreInspected.com. The report will not be available to prospective buyers until you are ready to sell and have chosen an agent. Click here to learn more about PreInspected.com.
You may decide to make a few repairs that could potentially make the sale of the house difficult or you can simply adjust the price later on at the selling stage. Once you are ready to hire a real estate agent to sell your house, visit our agent directory and interview a few of them. These agents know how to use the pre-listing inspection report to speed up the sales process.
Once your house is for sale, your agent will be able to display on all their marketing materials, feature sheets, websites, MLS, social media posts that they are upfront and honest and that the house is pre-inspected with a link to the report download page on PreInspected.com where prospective buyers are able to download the report for free. A lawn sign showing that the house is pre-inspected can be added to capture even more buyers.
PreInspected.com is designed so that when interested buyers downloads the report, your agent will get their full contact information. That way, your agent will be able to contact those prospective buyers, answer any questions they may have, invite them to a viewing and speed up the sales process.
Why should I get my house pre-inspected?
Pre-inspected houses sell faster, get more offers, and avoid profit killing renegotiation by having everything upfront. Pre-inspection allows you to fix items that could make the sale of the house difficult. We also help you connect with quality, affordable and reliable tradesmen. Many refund part of your inspection fee by offering a discount for work performed on your house.
How can I sell my house faster with a pre-listing inspection?
Buyer inspection is the number one source of deal killing. Inspectors with poor communication skills and with an agenda to kill deals to get more work, and those who try to make everything sound as if it wasn’t fixable, will kill deals or decrease profit.
How does pre-listing inspection reduces stress?
Nothing is more stressful for sellers to have their houses inspected by a buyer inspector. Most homeowners know little about their own house and the state that it is in. Knowing that the buyer inspection’s goal is renegotiation leading to a costly price reduction, or even deal killing, is always stressful. Having your home pre-inspected will avoid these pitfalls since you, and the prospective buyer, will already know the deficiencies – minus those that you have already fixed. Sellers and buyers have already agreed on a price, a buyer inspection will not change that since the home has already been pre-inspected and everything is up front.
How can I end up getting more money for my house with pre-listing inspection?
When the deficiencies are not up front, they become surprises that are discovered by the buyer inspector which gives the prospective buyer renegotiation power. It puts the buyer in the driver’s seat and often costs the seller a great deal of money. Money that they would have kept if the deficiencies were fixed or upfront.
How does pre-inspected houses avoid renegotiation?
Having the prospective buyer review the pre-inspection report prior to making an offer everything is up front and whatever is already known at the time of making the offer is not negotiable as it is not a surprise, or newly known facts.
Should the buyer get their own home inspection?
Absolutely! It will only reinforce trust and credibility as both reports will be almost identical. A seller inspection does not protect the buyer, but, unfortunately, in approximately 75% of cases, they will not get their own.
Should I get the deficiencies fixed prior to listing the house?
We only recommend making repairs to items that could make the sale of the house difficult like active leaks, pest activity, and mold issues, everything else can be a part of the initial negotiation.
How about if the agent I want is not on your directory?
Get in touch with us and let us know who they are and we will contact them and offer them the opportunity.
How much is a pre-listing inspection?
Average size houses are $500 + GST, townhouses are $400 + GST, condos are $300 + GST. Keep in mind that you will most likely make money with the pre-listing inspection if you choose an agent and service providers in our network.
How do I get my money back?
Pick any agent or other service providers in our directory, contact them, let them know you got your house pre-inspected by Inspect Canada and they will offer a refund at closing. Agent’s refund is 100%, other service providers have different refund percentages, refer to the site.
Who are the agents and service providers in your directory?
They are industry leaders that have shown exceptional desire for client satisfaction and desire to offer a superior service. We have worked with each and every one and always follow up with the clients for feedback to make sure we only recommend highest standard of tradesperson.
How can seller inspection help avoid deceptive practice.
Often buyer and their agents may exaggerate the state of some deficiencies reported by their inspector. For example, a few mouse droppings in the attic may sound like a pest infestation. A boiler that is short cycling may sound more like a boiler that needs replacement. Some dark sheathing in the attic might sound more like a completely molded attic. A hairline crack in the foundation might sound more like something that needs review by a structural engineer. Keep in mind that we represent the home, not someone’s agenda to discount the price. We made the home inspection a positive aspect of the real estate transaction not a negative and stressful one.