Move In Certified

Here’s an interesting way to make your listings more marketable, more valuable and to make your transactions smoother: You can recommend an InterNACHI Certified Professional Inspector® (CPI) to inspect the home before it’s listed. This can help you sell the home quicker with less headaches and surprises. Check out these 10 reasons for having a seller’s pre-listing inspection:

  1. Your client (the seller) can schedule the inspection at his/her convenience, with little effort on your part.
  2. Your client can assist the inspector during the inspection, something that’s not typically done during a buyer’s inspection. And your client will have the opportunity to correct any misstatements in the inspection report before it’s generated and distributed to prospective buyers.
  3. You and your client will be alerted to any immediate safety issues discovered, before other agents and potential buyers tour the home.
  4. A seller’s inspection relieves you of having to hurriedly procure repair estimates and schedule repairs for your client. Repairs can be made in advance and will help the home show better.
  5. A seller’s inspection helps prevent protracted negotiations and 11th-hour re-negotiations. The deal is less likely to fall apart the way they often do when a buyer’s inspections reveals unexpected problems at the last minute.
  6. The inspection report will help your client see their home through the eyes of an unbiased third party, thus making them more realistic about their asking price.
  7. A Move-In Certified™ yard sign, provided by the InterNACHI inspector, will attract potential buyers looking for a home in the neighborhood and the inspection report can be hosted on, which will entice potential buyers.
  8. The Move-In Certified™ inspection report can be used as a marketing tool that goes beyond the seller’s disclosure. This kind of forthright honesty is a great way to help sell the home and engage in a low-stress transaction and can help relieve a prospective buyer’s unfounded suspicions and concerns before they walk away from an otherwise great deal.
  9. A Move-In Certified™ seller’s inspection report helps eliminate “buyer’s remorse” that can sometimes occur after the buyer’s inspection. With a pre-listing inspection, the facts are up front and there are seldom any new issues or surprises by closing.
  10. The seller’s inspection and report may persuade a buyer to waive his own inspection contingency and the inspection report provides full-disclosure protection from future legal claims.

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