The Importance of a Pre-Listing Inspection

I asked Aaron Cunningham, Owner & Certified Home Inspector at Pillar To Post Home Inspectors to share his wisdom on the importance of a pre-listing inspection…enjoy!:

You invest a great deal of time, money, and energy to market your listings, and you need to get a good return on that investment. Don’t be caught unaware of problems that could seriously undermine your dedicated efforts to sell a home, or that could keep a property from selling at its highest potential price. One of the best steps you can take to avoid this is to recommend a professional home inspection prior to listing.

A pre-listing inspection can uncover previously unknown problems – major and minor – allowing sellers the opportunity to make repairs, updates, or replacements as needed or as they wish. By addressing these issues before the home goes on the market, you can list a home with greater knowledge of its condition. This can result in cleaner offers and a smoother transaction for both parties. Having well-informed sellers and buyers will work to everyone’s advantage, including yours.

Be sure that the home inspection is comprehensive and that you will get the report immediately upon completion of the inspection. This will allow your sellers to get the information they need right away, so they can decide on their next steps prior to listing. Photographs should also always be part of a professional report so that full documentation of conditions is available to both the sellers and potential buyers. This is especially important when it comes to issues that might not be addressed or repaired prior to sale.

With a pre-listing inspection in hand, you can market your home with greater confidence.

Aaron Cunningham

Owner/Certified Home Inspector

Pillar To Post Home Inspectors

Tel 610-322-6130

Cel 610-322-6105

aaron.cunningham@pillartopost.com

acunningham.pillartopost.com

www.livingwithmyhome.com

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Are they Wacky? Are the Wonderful? One thing for sure they are WOW!

Forbes came up with a list of 12 Strange & Unusual Homes for Sale. It’s great to see that houses go beyond the ranch, bi-level & colonial.

This is the Mushroom House, NY – as unique on the inside as it is on the outside.mushroom From the Mushroom House to the Stone Castle to the Floating Home, which is your favorite? Do you have a local house in Chester County that stands out? castle To see the outside & inside of these 12 homes click HERE.

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Happy New Year!

My first news for 2015 is that I am now an independent real estate agent with RE/MAX Professional Realty. I had an extraordinary year being part of a great team and a lot of it is thanks to Christine Cosimano for her guidance, support & love. It is time for me to spread my wings and fly; time to take all my past experiences and knowledge and meet new buyers & sellers.
I set up a new Facebook page Sigal Waters Realtor and I would like to thank you ALL in advance for ‘liking’ my page & sharing it on your wall.
If you know anyone who is interested in buying or selling in Chester County, I’d be thankful for the referral.
Happy New Year, friends

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