Concord, California – As I drive around Concord, I’m noticing more houses on the market than usual for this time of year.
In talking with realtors and clients, it seems to be a mixed bag of reasons for the increase in listings. But no matter why you’re moving on, I hope you will find the following advice helpful.
As a home inspector, one of my more popular services is a “pre-listing” inspection. A seller initiates this service before putting the property on the market.
This can be helpful for a number of reasons:
It gives you an understanding of any major issues and peace of mind that you won’t encounter surprises during escrow.
Providing a clean home inspection report along with disclosures shows prospective buyers that you’ve done your homework and, thus, they may look to waive the inspection contingency and speed up the escrow process.
Statistics show that homes with pre-inspection reports sell quicker and often with fewer negotiations.
With all that’s going on this time of year, you’ll be thankful to have your transaction move through the process with ease.
Scott Denslow is the owner of Safe at Home Inspection Service. He is an InterNACHI and ASHI certified inspector who has 47 five-star ratings on Yelp.