Jeff Campbell, Maine's Home Inspector: (207) 441‑9802

For Sellers

Why Would a Seller Want to Have a Home Inspection?
It’s not immediately obvious to many sellers why a Pre-Listing Home Inspection would be beneficial. One of the most compelling reasons is the comfort factor it gives potential buyers.

Trust Plays a Large Part in Any Transaction.
Every legitimate effort you make to build trust with a potential buyer will bring them that much closer to making the decision to buy your property. As you know, it’s very important to create “curb appeal” when placing your home on the market. That’s the number one thing that gets a buyer interested. But once they take a closer look, they begin to decide whether your property is the one they want.

Many things play into that decision. Trust about you and the property’s condition is a key element. A Pre-Listing Inspection lets them know your property is in good shape. They’ll feel good about you and the property. That can make all the difference.

Give The Potential Buyer Peace Of Mind.
Eliminate the need to concern themselves with the condition of the property. That allows them a much more relaxed perspective on the lifestyle aspects of living there. It allows them to concentrate on seeing themselves as the owners, without clouding their thoughts with worries of whether the property is a good investment. They can dream. Which is exactly what you want them to do.

Strengthen Your Position as a Seller.
By having an inspection before selling, you’re prepared for items that may show up during the buyer’s inspection. You can prevent extended negotiations if the repairs are made ahead of time. Fewer contingencies in the sales contract will undoubtedly make the closing much smoother.
By documenting the pre-listing condition of the home, you gain a legal advantage in the event you are sued for not disclosing problems with your home.

You will be able to negotiate from a much stronger position if you have an inspection report to compare against your buyer’s report. Often, pre-inspected homes achieve higher sales prices, meaning more money in your pocket. In many cases, if your report is provided by a certified inspector, the buyer will see no need to retain their own inspector. And of course, if I pre-inspect your home, I will always be available to answer questions the prospective buyer may have.

Give Pre-Listing Inspections Some Serious Thought…
You’ll immediately see the advantages it provides you as a seller. If you have any questions about pre-listing inspections, just give me a call. You won’t run into high pressure sales tactics. Just honest, informative answers to your questions. I’ll be pleased to assist.