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Selling Your Home? Why You Should Have A Pre-Listing or 4-Point Inspection

If you are thinking of, or are presently in the process of selling your home, you may think that only the purchaser has a home inspection performed. However, you the seller can significantly benefit from a Pre-Listing or a 4-Point Inspection because it may eliminate unnecessary issues down the road. If you’re selling your home, consider letting Shawn Chesney Home Inspections perform a Pre-Listing or a 4-Point Home Inspection for you.

How Does a Pre-Listing or a 4-Point Inspection Work?

First, the Pre-Listing Inspection is a full Inspection, the same inspection you would have when you are purchasing a home. You can view all the details of our Standards of Practice (SOP) at The 4-Point Inspection is a scaled down and only the Roof System, the Electrical System, HVAC and Plumbing Systems are inspected. The Pre-Listing or 4-Point Inspection is usually performed and recommended before your home is listed for sale; however it can be done before any negotiation process. This allows prospective buyers to see and be aware of the condition of the home prior to any negotiation. The Sellers also have opportunity to address any concern(s) found prior to the showing of their home and thus preventing Buyers from being overwhelmed and scared away or having the Buyers attempt to purchase the home for even less money based on a Buyers Home Inspection. Having the Buyer’s arrange an inspection to be performed after negotiations can cause these types of issues. It is easy to see how this kind of inspection can benefit everyone involved. Shawn Chesney Home Inspections will provide a Pre-Listing or 4-Point Inspection service and create a report for you. The seller and real estate agent can then review the report and may choose to adjust the listing price or other factors. Then, once approved, the report is published and available to real estate professionals and prospective buyers.

What Are the Benefits of a Pre-Listing or a 4-Point Inspection?

As stated before, the benefits are numerous. Being upfront about the condition of the home will help to eliminate conditional offers or issues with negotiations, resulting in the seller having to sell the home more than once because the buyer has changed their mind. Everything is agreed upon before the listing is published and the home gets listed with a Real Estate Agent, which minimizes the liability for all parties. On top of this, if the home is found to be in better condition than originally thought, the price can reflect this. The buyer is also more likely to make an offer without their own inspection because one has already been performed, which can increase the speed at which the house is sold and changes hands. There will be no conflicting information making the transaction complicated—just peace of mind for everyone, and a smoother, quicker process where everyone wins.

If you’re selling your home, let Shawn Chesney Home Inspections perform a Pre-Listing or 4-Point Home Inspection to make your sale as quick and easy as possible. For more information please visit our website .