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I do if I feel that the property needs it.
Anthony Acosta - ALLAT...
I have not seen it make a difference as buyers want to hire their own inspector. It is a trust issue.
Nags Head, NC
I talk to them about the possibility if I think that the home has not been maintained as it should have been.
Nina Hollander, Broker
Nags Head, NC
No but its not a bad idea.
Depends on the condition of the home and how maintained it has been.
For sure, we do
I do it on mine.
Depends if we are purposely underpricing it hoping for a bidding war in which people will forego their own inspections. And if we do a pre-inspection we will go with one of the major players.
As an Exclusive Buyers Agent who does not list property and/or represent sellers . . . my answer is, if I did, I WOULD encourage/recommend the sellers get a home inspection done. And then, I would encourage/recommend the sellers FIX everything that comes up on their inspection report.
Not usually, but we do talk about the main components and if there are issues, have them specifically inspected. Sellers do not want to hear about a huge repair bill AFTER they have negotiated a sales price.
Depends upon the sellers and the home. If I am working with investors who are flipping a home, Yes. It helps get it sold quickly.
Sometimes. It depends on age and condition of the house. Buyers can still do their own inspection if they want.
If the condition warrants it, it will be suggested!
A very good idea, especially if the seller will tend to some of the items identified as being deficient. It helps to get top dollar.
I know one agent who did that, included a home warranty and sold the house sort of like a "certified pre-owned car".
Yes, I think it is a good idea for the seller to get a pre-inspection.
Joe is right because identirfied issues can often times be rectified in various manners and costs. The seller can elect to decide. Once the buyer is involved they demand either $ or can demand how item is repaired or even demand an item is replaced.
Absolutely not. Seller then has to disclose or fix anything that is found. If the seller already knows of a problem we’ll deal with that. But don’t go looking for trouble.
I recommend it and give them a laundry list of reasons why. I have also had buyers not perform their own after seeing the report and repairs made. In my opinion it is not a waste of money at all. Scrambling to get estimates for a RTR is more expensive than having time to repair beforehand.
It depends on a variety of factors.
No, never, it only complicates the sale.
Yes, but usually to no avail.
No. I think it's a waste of money for the sellers. 99.9% of buyers have their own home inspections.
Renee Paray No, unless it is for their own information. I haven't heard of a buyer accepting a seller's inspection report.
I think that is always an excellent idea! Sometimes they take the advice and sometimes not. But, depending on pricing it is a good idea to discover any potential hidden isses and resolve them in advance or address them in advance with a potential buyer.
Absolutely ... and I explain in detail why it is important to do so. Never had a seller not agree to to get inspections.
It all depends on the need!
No. It could be good advice is many situations.
No, not unless I feel there are issues I can't see but get a feeling or the seller is possibly trying to hide something
It depends. I like the pre inspection because if the buyer is given it ahead of time, they can't ask for the repairs later.
Generally no. It's never been a custom here. It may become one with trid, but I doubt it. Typically the buyer pays for the inspection and it's in their best interest to do so and choose the inspector. If the house was really old, maybe to head off any possible seller credit negotiations or to adjust the list price accordingly.
I recommend it if the home condition is questionable just to find out about issues ahead of time so the seller can get busy addressing them prior to listing.
Every potential buyer should do his own anyway and not rely on one that the seller has done. But I may suggest it if the owners are out of town and hadn't seen it themselves recently, especially if tenants were involved.
Nop. Most want agents to pay for most reports and repair work sometimes here..... You pay for it they cancel the listing.
Actually we do our own walk-thru and repair accordingly
I haven't but if there was doubt, I would suggest it.
However, depending on the situation, my suggestion to clients is "if it is broke, you may want to fix it". Though, I do suggest asking me first, because some things don't need to be fixed, in this market especially.
It is not "usual and customary" here ..if we spot a particular issue...we encourrage a visit from a specialist kind of contractor...foundation, electrician, etc.
Only in extreme cases when sellers refuse to recognize serious issues that will prevent a sale of the home.
Sometimes. Depends on a visual inspection of the property.
Relocation companies require all inspections be done before listing. Results are available for review by potential buyers
Most certainly when I observe they can not "SEE" what I am pointing out.
If they still choose their own way, the 'contengencies & strategies' must be more clearly defined.
A voice that is not mine that has no skin in the game seems to be heard better.