Homeowners preparing for the sale of their home often request a PreListing inspection. Knowing existing conditions allow sellers to take their time researching and acquiring quotes for repairs, rather than rushing to complete them during a due diligence time period or being forced to use a contractor chosen by the buyer. We’ve found that sellers have saved thousands of dollars by having a PreListing inspection completed. The PreListing inspections do not include any of our free warranties or RecallChek service since only new home buyers qualify for them.
We offer 2 different options for PreListing Inspections:
- Option 1: Complete Home Inspection – this inspection includes every component of the home. Please review our Complete Home Inspection service to see a list of what is included with this inspection.
- Option 2: Major Component Inspection – this inspection is a general overview of the major or larger scale items in the home. The purpose of this inspection is to identify large issues that may pose a problem during the selling process. Fees for this option are typically 30% less than the Complete Home Inspection. The Major Component inspection will not produce an exhaustive list of all defects in the home. If you desire a more detailed inspection, please choose the Complete Home Inspection option above.
A PreListing major component inspection will include and report on the general condition of the following items:
- Visible major structural components
- Exterior siding
- Central HVAC system(s)
- Electrical panel box
- Water heater(s)
- Plumbing pipes
- Gutters and downspouts
- Major water entry issues
- Drainage issues that affect the structure
The following items will not be inspected/tested during the PreListing major component inspection: exterior trim, electrical components, lights, outlets, smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, appliances, interior rooms, interior surfaces, flooring, stairwells, handrails, doors, windows, garage doors, insulation, vents, ventilation, ducts, minor mechanical items, flues, fireplaces and chimneys, pest infestations, minor leak problems, maintenance items, environmental issues (radon, mold, lead, asbestos, toxic chemicals, etc.), pools, spas, sprinkler systems, lawn irrigation, tubs, sinks, showers (water will not be run through plumbing unless visible evidence of a leakage problem exists).
The report includes a general overview of the condition of the items listed, including a summary of items to repair and replace, and also includes digital photos of areas of concern. The report will not highlight minor defects with the included items. The inspector reviews the areas of concern at the time of the inspection and then emails a link with the report as a pdf file the same day as the inspection.