Increasingly, sellers also recognize the benefits of a home inspection before they put their property on the market.
The reasons are straightforward according to Buyer's Choice Home Inspector Michael DeBroy; evidence shows that homes that are pre-inspected prior to listing, sell on average, 30% more quickly. The pre-inspection allows the seller to identify a more accurate selling price. It also identifies any remedial work that needs to be done. The seller can now deal with any defects, or safety issues, or marginal issues in the home and greatly eliminate much of the back-and-forth negotiations that typically take place during the real estate negotiation. This, in turn, will assist in the selling of the property. The pre-inspection also comforts the buyer knowing that they have a professional and unbiased report on the true condition of the property.
A pre-inspection can aid in the sale of a house in other ways, as well. With a professional pre-inspection, both the seller's and realtor's liability is protected with full disclosure. By disclosing all possible issues in the home and property at the time of the listing, the buyers can rest assured that the seller has nothing to hide and rely on the professional consultation from the home inspector to answer any questions they may have. And it can also safeguard the listing price of the property. Consequently, the chance for any last minute fall-through, or 11th-hour negotiating tactics are greatly reduced with a quality pre-inspection.
Source: Buyer's Choice Home Inspection