Welcome to SMR Inspection Services
SMR is a leader in Home Inspection Services.
We assist buyers, sellers, and real estate professionals with a wide variety of home and business inspections. Whether it’s a Pre-Purchase Home Inspection, Pre-Listing Home Inspection, Mold Air Sampling, or preforming a 48 hr. Radon Test, you can count on SMR to confidently assess your property and provide you with a comprehensive report detailing our findings. With how much time and energy you spend finding the perfect home—you should have absolute confidence that you’ve made the best choice for you and your family. SMR Inspection Services gives you that assurance.
Pre-Listing Home Inspection
Here’s how a pre-listing home inspection can benefit your sale
The main advantage of conducting a pre-listing home inspection is it allows you to identify issues and complete repairs before a buyer is involved. Let’s take a look at how this and other benefits can accelerate the home sale process.
Get ahead of repairs
Common home repairs can take weeks to months to book and complete. A pre-listing home inspection gives you time to compare contractors and tackle repairs without the pressure of a buyer threatening to walk away from the sale.
Be aware that state laws mandate that sellers need to disclose known property issues to buyers. You’ll need to disclose any pre-listing inspection findings that you choose not to fix.
Reduce points of negotiation
Buyers often use home inspection findings to negotiate for a lower sale price or repair credits. For example, say an inspection reveals a major crack in the foundation that would cost $4,000 to repair. The buyer may ask that you either complete the repair or give them a $4,000 repair credit at closing. If the buyer included an inspection contingency in their offer, they can leave the deal with their earnest money intact if you don’t agree to their request.
With a pre-listing home inspection, you beat the buyer to the punch by completing (or at least acknowledging) these repairs ahead of time. Bypassing the usual inspection negotiations (often lasting one to three days), you can get to closing faster.
You should seriously consider a pre-listing home inspection if:
You have deferred maintenance: If you’re aware of maintenance issues and haven’t tended to them properly, it’s a good idea to inspect your home before listing.
A quick sale is your top priority: If you need to sell your home ASAP, a pre-listing home inspection might be worth it, so you know you’ve done everything in your power to speed up the process.
You’re marketing your home as a “fixer-upper”: Buyers looking for a fixer-upper need to estimate total repair costs. Without conducting a pre-listing inspection, buyers may low-ball you to get a deal on a home that needs an undetermined amount of work.
You’re selling the home remotely: If you live far away from the property you’re selling and haven’t kept tabs on its condition, a pre-listing home inspection can help you get up to speed and set an accurate listing price.